Books Travel Light by Naomi Mitchison Paperback, 135 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $12 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleTravel LightAuthorNaomi Mitchison Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Halla is the daughter of a king, but she's cast out to die —Travel Light is the story of her travels among bears and dragons, out of a fairy-tale world and into the real world of Constantinople and the Holy Roman Empire — and back again. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Travel Light You Must Read This Crossroads And Coins: Naomi Mitchison's 'Travel Light' January 1, 2014 Travel Light is an unjustly forgotten fairy tale about a wandering princess who goes from bears and dragons to the real world of medieval Constantinople — and back again. Writer Amal El-Mohtar says she encountered the book as an adult and "felt, very powerfully, that I had been waiting for it."