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The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Shannon Hale

Grade 6-9-A magical retelling of the Grimms's fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become queen. Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, is born with the ability to speak to animals, a gift that is … see full wiki

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Author: Shannon Hale
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
2 reviews about The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)
review by . June 27, 2009
Ani is the Crown Princess of Kildenree, and a poor one at that. Despite her constant effort and desire to please her parents and her people, she doesn't quite have the confidence and poise her mother possesses, and would rather spend her days outdoors, conversing with the birds. So when she finds that her mother changes plans suddenly and sends Ani to the neighboring country of Bayern to marry the prince in order avoid war, Ani isn't entirely surprised. But on the way there, she is deceived horribly, …
review by . November 29, 2008
This is another of my "good, clean fun" favorite books. The characters are engaging, and the storyline is clever. The story doesn't go like you'd expect (unless, perhaps, if you've read the fairy tale first). The world-building is very good, and the pacing is excellent. I liked the romance. For those who care, there were no sex scenes.
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