George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was one of the founders of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien. Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him. MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics and Christian Universalism as well.
«At the Back of the North Wind» is a children's book by George MacDonald. It is a fantasy centered on a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the nights. The book includes the fairy tale Little Daylight, which has been pulled out as an independent work, or separately, added to other collections of his fairy tales.