The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

The Goose GirlIf you had a favorite fairy tale when you were growing up, would you like to know more about the characters and the story than the Grimm Brothers recorded in their collection of tales? But how could you know what the characters were thinking and what else took place in their lives? Shannon Hale solved that problem by imagining some more elaborate happenings for Ani, a princess who was cheated out of her arranged marriage by her lady-in-waiting and became a goose girl while biding her time to claim her rightful crown. This extensive retelling of the goose girl story is full of adventure and suspense as Ani, a girl with the gift of talking to animals, grows in independence and resourcefulness and learns how to use her gifts to become a people talker as well as an animal talker.

This book will be especially appealing to girls in sixth grade and up. Adults will also find it to be a rewarding read.

Posted by: Iris


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    cbbookworm said,

    Defiantly one of my favorite books.

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