The Goose Girl

This is the first book in the series The Books of Bayern. Yes, this is a short fairy tale, but author Shannon Hale has twisted it into a chapter book that tells the story of Crown Princess Anidori. This poor girl is betrayed by her Lady-in-Waiting on the way to get married and become the Queen of the fictional kingdom of Bayern. I enjoyed this book because I love fantasy, and it had all the qualities a good fantasy book has to have: a dastardly villain, a courageous heroine (or hero), magic, sword fights, as well as a bit of romance. The incredible danger and incredible characters will draw you in. Believe me, don’t overlook this book next time you’re at the library or bookstore!

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2 Responses to The Goose Girl

  1. India says:

    Ooh, cool! “The Goose Girl” has always been my favorite of the Grimms’ fairy tales. I was just explaining its deep, satisfying weirdness to someone the other day . . .

  2. BJW says:

    Great reviews – excellent command of the gist of the book, not too pithy. Good luck with the writing career. A Fan in Florida!

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