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The Golden Goose

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  166 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A simpleton's kind deed is rewarded with the gift of a goose with feathers of pure gold. But everyone who comes too close to the goose gets stuck, and soon the simpleton is leading a comical procession that wins him the heart of a princess. "Deadpan humor enlivens the retelling...Entertaining."-Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 5th 1995 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published 1812)
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Wren Hardwick
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
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.
Sherry Wolfe
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.
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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