The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

4.18 (99,409 ratings by Goodreads)
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'Hale's writing is beautiful, with a vivid eye for detail' Daily Telegraph Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kilindree, spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt's incredible stories, and learning the language of the birds. Little knowing how valuable her aunt's strange knowledge would prove to be when she grew older. From the Grimm's fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become a queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must understand her own incredible talents before she can overcome those who wish her harm. Shannon Hale has drawn on her incredible gift for storytelling to create a powerful and magical grown-up fairy tale.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 322.06g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 0747571236
  • 9780747571230
  • 1,413,813

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'In layer upon layer of detail a beautiful coming-of-age story emerges, a tale about learning to rescue yourself rather than falling accidentally into the happily-ever-after' New York Times 'Hale tells the goose girl's story with imagination and a tremendous devotion to the texture of the world in which the narrative unfolds.' The Guardian 'A masterpiece that will win a permanent place in children's hearts'. The Independent 'A sophisticated fairy story that will appeal to girls with a taste for adventure and romance' Financial Times
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About Shannon Hale

The Goose Girl was Shannon Hale's powerful debut in the world of children's fiction, followed by the wonderful Enna Burning, also published by Bloomsbury.
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Rating details

99,409 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 45% (44,721)
4 35% (34,655)
3 15% (15,033)
2 3% (3,256)
1 2% (1,744)
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