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Bang, Molly.

Published by Blue Sky Press, 1996
ISBN 10: 0590890050 / ISBN 13: 9780590890052
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Title: Goose.

Publisher: Blue Sky Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Dust

Edition: First edition.


first printing, minimal rubbing spine ends and corners. Bookseller Inventory # 12394

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Synopsis: A lonely little gosling leaves her loving adoptive woodchuck family, stumbles off of a cliff and learns that she can fly, and then flies home to be reunited with her family.

From Booklist: Ages 3^-8. With affection and rising excitement, Bang tells the archetypal story of leaving home, and every frame in her small picture book expresses the variety and connection and astonishment of the story. The telling is simple and lovely, not one word too many. "On a dreadfully dark and stormy night" an egg rolls out of a nest and lands in a woodchucks' den, where a baby goose hatches (and bursts through the frame of the picture). The woodchuck family adores Goose, and she learns from them what they know. But she feels different and lonely, so she sets out to see what she can figure out. Sadder and sadder, she climbs a steep cliff, loses her footing, and falls: "she flailed and flapped her wings and found out--she could FLY!" And then there's a wonderfully unexpected surprise. In the usual Ugly Duckling^-type story, such as the popular Stellaluna (1993), the displaced little foundling finds her biological mother; here, Goose flies home to the loving woodchuck family that raised her.

Bang's animals are exquisitely drawn, both fragile and sturdy. They aren't anthropomorphized, except in occasional playful touches, as when the woodchucks and Goose stand stiffly together as if posed for a family photo. Only one page with four little snapshot frames is too crowded and blurry. Otherwise, the changing perspectives of woods, stream, and sky combine dramatically with close-ups of a woodchuck's face, a single leaf, a feather. On the first reading, kids will want to rush to the end to find out what happens, but they'll ask for this story again, and then they'll stop and see that Goose is different and so is every individual thing--and they belong together. Hazel Rochman

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