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On her way to marry a distant Prince, a young Princess is forced to trade places with her evil waiting-maid and becomes a goose girl instead of a bride when she reaches her destination.
Unknown Binding, 28 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by NorthSouth (NY)
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Jul 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
এই দুইদিন ধরে গ্রিমস ফেইরি টেইলগুলো পড়ে মনে হচ্ছে যে এগুলো অবশ্যই বাচ্চাদের জন্য না। এই গল্পগুলোকে ডিজনি খুব সুন্দর করে প্রেজেন্ট করলেও, আসল কাহিনীগুলো একটু বেশিই ভায়োলেন্ট টাইপের!

"…she should be thrown into a cask stuck round with sharp nails, and that two white horses should be put to it, and should drag it from street to street till she was dead…"

মানে, এইসব কিভাবে বাচ্চাদের বইয়ে লেখা থাকতে পারে! :/

আর এইসব গল্পের রাজপুত্রগুলাও দারুণ! তাদের মতন নির্লিপ্ত মানুষ পৃথিবীতে আদৌ আছে কি না কে
Lör K.
The Goose Girl has always been one of my favourite stories. A Princess, shunned and forced to hide who she is so someone can take her place, heartbroken and alone, too meek to say a word of the betrayal and treason that has gone about her. My heart bleeds for the main character in this, and I honestly just want to give her a hug and let her know everything's going to be okay. In true faerie tale style, she gets a happy ending... even if it is really dark. From what I remember in tales from my ch ...more
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May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars... Okay, this one was a bit gruesome.... This is what I thought all Grimm fairy tales would be like. I enjoyed it.... especially the ending.
Marzieh Torabi
A bit too dark for children!
مروة الجزائري
I found a lot of adaptation of this fiary tale and i am now eager to know about them.
this fairy-tale is gruesome and i think let your child read it over 8 years. or if you want to read it as bed time story, try to skip the last part and add your own version.
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Like with Kipling last year and Dickens the year before, one of the joys of specialising in a specific author each year is that you can get to pick up in time recurring themes and trends. Once again you pick up subtleties in Grimm’s Stories. The reference to a handkerchief with three drops of blood and a barrel with nails as form of punishment.
Mazie Lu
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Traditional. I love The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale so I was curious about the original Grimm's fairy tale. It seemed to be changed to have a happy ending. I was surprised how many similarities there were between this and the novel. It was a good story but the illustrations were a little strange.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Talking drops of blood and a horse’s head made this a curiously entertaining short fairy tale.
Gian Zaleta
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The good always wins!
Mary Catelli
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A princess, travelling to her wedding, is brought down by an evil servant and ends up tending geese, until a clever king works it out.
Karim Elmenshawy
Jan 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
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she should be thrown
into a cask stuck round with sharp nails, and that two white
horses should be put to it, and should drag it from street to
street till she was dead.
Jinx:The:Poet {the Literary Masochist, Ink Ninja & Word Roamer}
THE GOOSE GIRL: A traveling bride is betrayed by her haughty waiting maid, and they end up swapping places and it soon turns into a violent tale. There are some dark themes in this one, such as the brutal death of a horse. Definitely not child friendly. MORAL: Don’t trust others. Things will be made right in the end. Karma. [RATING: 2 STARS]
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Practically the condensed version of Shannon Hale's Goose Girl.

Illustrations are richly detailed but faces and hair are a little weird.
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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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