What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Fairy Tale about a man who wishes for a wife and a nearby swan/goose is turned into a woman for him to marry

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message 1: by Kara (last edited Apr 17, 2019 07:39PM) (new)

Kara Fuerholzer | 11 comments Okay, so there was a guy and he got to make wishes. One of his wishes was for a wife and the wish granter turned a swan or a goose into a woman. Over time the woman became depressed because she wanted to be a bird again and fly with her sisters. It’s possible she jumped out a window in the end. I feel like the other wishes he made backfired too.

It’s possible that this might be the Swan Maiden and I’m just confusing it with another fairy tale but I really feel like it was it’s own thing. It might not have been an original one (like Brothers Grimm) but one that was used in a book (probably YA, cause that’s what I read). Does this sound familiar to anyone?


message 2: by Leah (new)

Leah (gnowhael) | 45 comments Not exactly YA, but maybe The Crane Wife? There are other variations of this tale as well.


message 3: by Kara (new)

Kara Fuerholzer | 11 comments Unfortunately no, sound good though! The more I think about it, the more I think that the fairy tale was told to a character in a book and not part of the main story line


message 4: by Bridget (new)

Bridget | 2 comments It sounds like your describing Swan Lake, except Swan Lake is about a girl that gets turned into a swan and not the other way around. Hmm...


message 5: by Kara (new)

Kara Fuerholzer | 11 comments hahah yeah, I'm a ballerina so I love swan lake! They are definitely similar but I swear she wasn't ever a human before.


message 6: by Meghan Rose (new)

Meghan Rose | 23 comments was this a european fairy tale? or could it have been native american?


message 7: by Kara (new)

Kara Fuerholzer | 11 comments Most likely European


message 8: by Rayah (new)

Rayah Harbridge | 9 comments Is it maybe Summer and Bird? This book focuses more on the daughters (Summer and Bird) of a man and this swan wife but the plot details of the man and wife fit.


message 9: by Rosa (new)

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5206 comments Summer and Bird for the link.


message 10: by Ashlan (new)

Ashlan (captured_bookish) | 15 comments I think you are thinking of “the third wish” by Joan Aiken? Here is a link...

https://www.btboces.org/Downloads/4_T...


message 11: by Kara (new)

Kara Fuerholzer | 11 comments The Third Wish seems to fit perfectly but I don't recall ever reading that version. Was it based on another tale or is it it's own thing?


message 12: by Rosa (new)

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5206 comments What a beautiful story!


message 13: by Kate (new)

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