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The Golden Goose

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  231 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Simpleton's generosity helps him gain a princess for his bride.
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Published January 1st 1988 by Scholastic (first published 1812)
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Wren | WrensReads
I have the complete set of the Grimm Fairy-Tales, and there are so many that I haven’t read! They are very short, as one would know, so I have decided to read each one and give them a review. Some are very vulgar, some are very cute and some don’t even make sense. Some of them are well known fairy-tales and some have never been told. Some are fairy-tales we know but are not the same because they have been downplayed for the children.

I quickly read this book after I finished The Fairy’s Return b
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Matt Vagts
Traditional literature book #5
This is a story about the eldest son who goes out in the forest to cut down a tree. An old man asks him for some food and a drink. The eldest son shares with him and in return gets a golden goose. He takes the golden goose to an inn where three daughters get stuck to the goose. As the eldest son heads to the king, people keep getting stuck to the goose. As he approaches the castle the princess who has never laughed before starts laughing. The king had said whoever c
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Carole
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.
Cindy
Jul 19, 2014 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sherry Wolfe
Aug 21, 2015 Sherry Wolfe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I finally got to read the Golden Goose after someone made a reference to the story in conversation last night. I definitely enjoyed it.
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.
Brenda
Dec 06, 2013 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silly story, that while well written, I failed to see the point. Why did everyone get stuck together?
Megan
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.
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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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