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In this tale of treachery and disguise, a princess marries a prince....

Title : The Goose Girl: A Story from the Brothers Grimm
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ISBN : 9780823410743
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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The Goose Girl: A Story from the Brothers Grimm Reviews

  • Barbara Burmeister
    2019-03-17 18:32

    Although eventually, I did like this story it took me reading it twice to actually enjoy it. I think the main issue I had was that this was not a Disney fairytale like I am used to. Both the more gruesome nature and language used was very different. The slightly more gruesome aspects did give the story more a "this is real life" feel to the story. The language used included words like "rue" and "alas" which took a bit of getting used to. I did like the overall message portrayed by the story. This did follow one the more stereotypical fairytale storylines, where the princess is trying to marry the perfect prince but something gets in the way. However, the moral that patience is a virtue is also engrained into the story. I think that is a nice moral for kids to learn.

  • Shirley Revill
    2019-03-08 13:55

    Published ages ago but still a brilliant read for children.

  • Beverly
    2019-03-09 15:40

    Excellent retelling and lovely paintings.

  • Nohely
    2019-03-24 12:29

    A story quite similar to Cinderella, yet I liked this one better. I repeat that I don't care about the illustrations, I only care about the story which I enjoyed. The part that I like the best was when the king asked the maid what would the perfect punishment be. It's a good story.

  • Lisa C
    2019-03-05 12:53

    This book was really short!

  • Rusty
    2019-02-26 12:50

    As I gather books for family and friends for Christmas I try to read what I find to be sure they are what I expected. This one was especially appropriate. The little girl for whom it was chosen is just learning to read and she loves fantasy and fairy tales. She may well be able to read this one. It's a great little story for her age and I really think she will like it.

  • Liz
    2019-03-01 14:49

    Week 5: Grimm version of Goose GirlThe newly betrothed princess and her maid in waiting, Margaret, are traveling to distant kingdom to meet the prince. Margaret over throws the princess, forcing her to trade identities, clothes, and horses, and making her take an oath of secrecy. When the two finally arrive at the new kingdom Margaret continues to act as the princess, leaving the true princess to work in the stables with the kings flock of geese. Sensing something wrong, the king finds the truth and condemns Margaret the impostor to death. "The Goose Girl: A Story from the Brothers Grimm" is appropriate for ages 4+ (Grades PreK+). This version of "The Goose Girl" is very similar to the version we were required to read for LIBS-406, however, it is considerably shorter. I like the reference between good vs. evil within this story. The two sides are neither overstated nor underplayed. I think young children will like the repetition found in Falada's text: "If your mother were to see, Her heart would burst with grief for thee." The illustrations in the book are very well done and show the emotion of all the characters well. Most often when you read stories like this, royalty is cruel or unforgiving. The king in this story is nice, and jovial.

  • Dione Basseri
    2019-02-22 19:44

    One of the more distressing fairy tales, actually. A princess is sent off to marry a man she has never met, but her servant bullies the royal and takes her place, even going so far as to kill the princess's horse, so it won't betray the secret. The princess becomes a goose herder, but, of course, goodness and (more importantly) royalty win out. With a pretty harsh revenge, though one of the servant's own devising.This is the basis of "The Goose Girl" by Shannon Hale, which I recommend far more enthusiastically. It has the advantage of being a full novel, however, so it's not really a fair comparison.

  • Elle
    2019-02-28 15:32

    I have a pile of old Grimm stories sitting around so I figured I'd finally get around to reading them. I read a lot when I was younger, but I had never heard of this one.Honestly, it was pretty rubbish. The Princess is a total walk over and I kept waiting for a magical twist in which the maid was all powerful, and that is why the Princess did what she said, but no, she was just a wimp who done what she was told.The end was done in true Grimm style - bit of torture but an essentially happy ending.

  • Brennan Wieland
    2019-03-02 11:46

    As you can normally expect from a Grimm Brothers story, this story has a darkness to it. It seemed like a classic tale where the evil chambermaid forces the princess to switch with her, so that she can marry the king. In the end the maid is found out, and suffers a gruesome death which she herself created unknowingly. I always enjoy the Brothers Grimm stories, they're original and keep you guessing. I look forward to reading more of theirs.

  • Brinn
    2019-03-08 16:26

    In this story a princess goes on a long journey to meet her new prince and marry him. On the journey her made steals her clothes and her identity, in the end the king find out the real truth. Illustrations are Full page spreads with bright colors.Kimmel, Eric A. (1995). The Goose Girl. New York: Holiday House.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-15 11:47

    I hated the girl. She was such a coward, and allowed her maid to bully her. She did nothing to help herself. It was only by chance that the king found out, and then he did the rest. I much prefer Shannon Hales version, and it is much longer.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-09 15:45

    (Pictue Book) A story about the importance of good character traits such as kindness and humility. On the way to the king's palace, a girl is forced to switch places with the maid who tries to pass as the princess, but is discovered because of her unkindness and the kindness of the true princess.

  • Christina
    2019-03-13 14:43

    Not as engaging as Kimmel's other tales. The punishment of a young woman being placed naked into a spike-lined barrel and dragged through the streets until dead was harsh, but then again, this fairy tale does derive from the Bothers Grimm.

  • Roxanna
    2019-03-22 12:28

    I read Shannon Hale's Goose Girl book last year around this time and stumbled upon this Grimm fairy tale just now. Fun to see where Shannon Hale took liberties and elaborated on the story further. If you thought this was okay or enjoyed it, go read her version.

  • Eshana
    2019-02-28 15:28

    a mixture of three stories . its amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Christina-Rose
    2019-03-16 14:34

    A bit unclear with why and how some events unfolded... I'll probably go back and check them out again.

  • Mikael
    2019-03-15 12:55

    The art was beautiful! There was a couple parts of the story that were a little morbid, but other than that it was great.

  • Michael Fitzgerald
    2019-02-26 16:45

    Unimpressive illustrations. And some bizarre story details (the horse's head?! the goose boy who feels a need to take some of the girl's hair?) And why the handkerchief if it just gets lost?)

  • Hailey
    2019-03-09 11:26

    It was wonderful. I think shannon hale made a good book out of this very story.

  • Cathy
    2019-03-01 12:44

    In this tale of treachery and disguise, a prince marries a princess, or does he? Let's just say what goes around comes around.Beautiful illustrations in this picture book version.

  • Sidharth Vardhan
    2019-03-03 12:39

    Not of a very good one. Except if Grimm bothers wanted to show how manipulable the good and gullible people are

  • Jane
    2019-03-17 19:32

    I read it online here.

  • Vicky Ashwell
    2019-02-24 14:30

    This was my absolute favourite book when I was a little girl and I still love it today!

  • Vaishali
    2019-03-24 12:32

    Shockingly gruesome twists & turns early in the story, but magic that confuses rather than delights. Still, a great ending for our true princess.

  • Deylyn Brizuela
    2019-03-02 15:45

    it is a great book