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Goody Two-Shoes

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  16 reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 30th 2009 by BiblioLife (first published 1765)
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Mimi
So this is how the expression "Goody Two Shoes" became popularized?!?

I came across this children's tale through the Project Gutenberg Internet Archive and I decided I wanted to read a bedtime story before falling asleep last night so I decided on this one. Originally published by John Newberry in 1765, this is a simple, moralistic tale about the characteristics of what society deemed the idealistically virtuous person at that time. I chuckled at the obviously allegorical names used by the anonym
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I'd always heard the phrase "little goody two-shoes", and thought it just meant someone who was sickeningly nice and overly eager to be good. I was surprised when I read the story to find out that she had had only one shoe, and the two shoes signified her financially coming up in the world (via her good works). This is one of the first true children's books in English.
Phil Jensen
Wowee! This was the most accidentally hallucinatory book I've ever read!

It kicks off with a rambling essay which ponders the authorship of the book. The leading suspects are horror writer Oliver Goldsmith, editor John Newbery, or a team of ghost writers working for Newbery. After reading this hysterial mishmash of a book, I am convinced that it was heavily rewritten by John Newbery, and possibly by his ghost writers as well. There's a reason it was published as an anonymous work- it has no true
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Kate
This was a quick read that I had for a class. The story is broken into two parts. The first part is about how goody two-shoes got her name and her life until she becomes and adult. The second part is about her adult life - her job, her marriage and other goings-on of her life. It was interesting to see where the phrase "little goody two-shoes" came from and I enjoyed the first half of the story. However, the second half took on a more religious, and yet a more fantastical plot line. The author p ...more
Erin Reilly-Sanders
While it's strange to say this, I think that this ancient little children's tale turned out to be much more engaging than I thought it would be. While it was very religiously based, strong on all moral messages, and certainly had some educational goal with the inclusion of several alphabets, the story somehow managed to still be moderately entertaining, although unrealistic. While riches and good fortune do not somehow find all of those who are good and dutiful, the characters still manage to ha ...more
Lavina
Great story !
definitely gonna read it for the kids. It has great morals and the kids will relate to it.
Michael Levy
The Inspiring Story of Little Goody Two Shoes.
Merry Love narrates the rags to riches story of Little Goody Two Shoes life. From humble beginnings the little orphan girl teaches children and adults to learn to read and write with wisdom. The inspirational tale follows Goody Two Shoes on many adventures that challenge her sanity and survival. The story was a favorite with children and adults since 1765 and now it has been restored and revitalized to its rightful place as one of the best children'
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Dina
Its funny that they list so many editions by Oliver Goldsmith when no one really knows who wrote the original in the eighteenth century. They only know for certain that Newbery published this. This is a quirky, humorous, didactic story -- smart and so enjoyable. I will definitely keep a copy of this in my library!
Tim Williams
Considered the first written for children book. I didn't set high expectations, but even at that i was left wanting. Sometimes just being old or the first isn't good enough. This book could go away and have no impact at all. My suggestion to you - apply your valuable reading time to other works.
Laura Craner
I read this just so I could know the origin of the phrase. It was short and wasn't bad, but I don't necessarily recommend it.
♫Angielee♫
didn't finish. I thought it would be a short easy read, but it didn't hold my attention even a little bit
Lesley
Free to read through project gutenberg... check out this great internet reading resource!
Priyanka Surve
A good read when you really want to revive your childhood and enjoy light reading.
Gabriela
A heart-warming story about two orphans.
Ben Roberts
Wonderful Children's book
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