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Maria Dinah Mulock Craik

Maria Dinah Mulock Craik

Maria Dinah Mulock Craik, also known as Miss Mulock, was an English novelist and poet. She is best known for her novel John Halifax, Gentleman (1857) and The Little Lame Prince and his Travelling Cloak (1875). She also published poetry, narratives of her travels in Ireland and Cornwall, and A Woman’s Thoughts about Women (1858).

  • Nationality: English
  • Birth Date: 20 Apr 1826
  • Death Date: 12 Oct 1887
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The Little Lame Prince (1875)
The Little Lame Prince and his Travelling Cloak (often published under its shorter title The Little Lame Prince) is a story for children written by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik and first published in 1875. In the story, a young prince whose legs are paralysed due to a childhood trauma is given a magical travelling cloak by his fairy godmother; he uses this cloak to go on various adventures, and develops great wisdom and empathy in the process.