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Jacob Grimm
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The Golden Goose (Children's and Household Tales #64)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  156 ratings  ·  11 reviews
It's a day like any other when young Hans enters the forest to chop wood for his father. Then he discovers the Golden Goose.

With gentle humor Dennis McDermott brings children a delightful traditional tale with a favorite folkloric theme--the success of someone who's kind and good. His endearing illustrations show Hans, the young hero, and Rosamund, the beautiful princess

Hardcover, 24 pages
Published by Sharon Publications Inc. (first published 1812)
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A woman had three sons; the first two were talented but selfish and didn't succeed. The third was not talented but he was kind and ended up far exceeding the success of his brothers.
Sophie Cox
The story was a good one and was quite amazing to imagine lots of people all stuck to each other and trying not to stand on each other's feet.
The boy Simpleton, does more with his act of kindness, than any one who had a different agenda...and in the end he came off the winner.
I found this is a little more hard to enjoy as it was one of the more eccentric fairy-tales.
shulevitz's amazing illustrations suit the story so well
Sweet fairy tale gently showing the rewards that come from showing kindness. The illustrations are the best part of the book; they show much more than is ever mentioned in the text.
Dummling the youngest of his other two brothers goes into the woods to cut down the tree, as the other brothers failed to do that before him..
Silly story, that while well written, I failed to see the point. Why did everyone get stuck together?
I liked this book because there was a golden goose and I like the illustrations.
Beautiful and captivating illustrations. Sweet story.
Really enchanting--my kids LOVED it!
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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, with his brother Wilhelm, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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