The Goose Girl
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The Goose Girl

4.12 (122,833 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

In this beloved first book in the Books of Bayern, from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale, Princess Ani must become a goose girl before she can become queen.

Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life listening to her aunt's stories and learning the language of the birds, especially the swans. As she grows up, Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but she never feels quite comfortable speaking with people.

So when Ani's mother sends her away to be married in a foreign land, she finds herself at the mercy of her silver-tongued lady in waiting, who leads a mutiny that leaves her alone, destitute, and fleeing for her life. To survive, Ani takes on work as a royal goose girl, hiding in plain sight while she develops her forbidden talents and works to discover her own true, powerful voice.

The first book in master storyteller Shannon Hale's beloved Books of Bayern series is equal parts fantastical and romantic, with an unforgettable protagonist to root for at its center.
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Product details

  • 13+
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 30mm | 386g
  • Bloomsbury USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 1681193167
  • 9781681193168
  • 99,057

Review quote

"A magical retelling of the Grimms' fairy tale . . . Hale's retelling is a wonderfully rich one, full of eloquent description and lovely imagery." - starred review, School Library Journal

"Enchanting." - The New York Times Book Review

"Luscious language . . . leads to a gorgeous, dramatic climax." - Kirkus Reviews
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About Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Academy series, Book of a Thousand Days, The Books of Bayern, Dangerous, and the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, among other books. She also wrote three novels for adults, including Austenland, now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. She and her husband, the author Dean Hale, have four children and live near Salt Lake City, Utah.

www.shannonhale.com
@HaleShannon
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Rating details

122,833 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 45% (54,827)
4 33% (40,625)
3 16% (19,088)
2 4% (4,772)
1 3% (3,521)
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