The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

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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 more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 324g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747598002
  • 9780747598008
  • 43,298

About Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the author of a number of books for children, including her stunning debut novel Goose Girl. Her novel Princess Academy won the Newbery Honor. Shannon lives in more

Review quote

'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' Guardian 'A masterpiece that will win a permanent place in children's hearts' Independent 'A sophisticated fairy story that will appeal to girls with a taste for adventure and romance' Financial Timesshow more

Rating details

97,486 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 45% (43,750)
4 35% (34,010)
3 15% (14,789)
2 3% (3,208)
1 2% (1,729)

Our customer reviews

I was so surprised when I bought this book and found one of the most amazing fairytale experiences, Hale creates a vivid world and deep characters, this is a truly fascinating book that will be loved by all!show more
by Naomi Impellizzeri
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