Goose Chase

By Kindl, Patrice

Publishers Summary:
Rather than marry a cruel king or a seemingly dim-witted prince, an enchanted goose girl endures imprisonment, capture by several ogresses, and other dangers, before learning exactly who she is.

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ISBN
978-0-61803-377-5
Publisher
Houghton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2001

Gr 6-9 When an orphaned Goose Girl gives bread to an old beggar woman, the hag rewards her with a spell that makes her beautiful and rich, with her tears crystallizing into diamonds and gold dust falling from her hair. The desirable young woman then attracts a tyrannical king and a seemingly dim-witted prince, both of whom want to marry her. Determined to stay single, Alexandria Aurora Fortunato endures imprisonment in a tower; an escape that finds her in the val...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2001

"It seems to me that the combination of great beauty and great wealth is a monstrous cruel handicap for a girl who simply wants to tend to her own affairs and her own Geese." For the first fourteen years of her life, Alexandria Aurora Fortunato, the sharp-tongued heroine of Patrice Kindl's farcical fairy tale, was but a "simple Goose Girl," orphaned and alone in her woodland cottage. Then an old woman passing by gave her three "gifts": her hair em...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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