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The Goose Girl: A Story from the Brothers Grimm

Kimmel, Eric A.; Grimm, Jacob; Grimm, Wilhelm

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ISBN 10: 0823410749 / ISBN 13: 9780823410743
Published by Holiday House, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0823410749 Signed by Eric A. Kimmel on the title page. Dust jacket shows only light wear around the edges. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Spine and text block are solid and straight. An attractive copy. Illustrator: Sauber, Robert. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 4to - over 9 3/4 in - 12 in Tall. Year: 1995. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-069079

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Title: The Goose Girl: A Story from the Brothers ...

Publisher: Holiday House

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Journeying to the kingdom of her betrothed, a golden-haired princess is betrayed by a wicked serving girl who forces her to change clothes and horses, condemning the princess to herd geese in the meadow.

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Gr. 4^-6. In this picture-book retelling for older readers, a young princess, naive in the ways of the world, is sent to marry the prince of a distant kingdom. After losing the protective charm her mother gave her, she falls prey to the greedy ambition of her serving maid, who steals her clothes, usurps her place, and kills her talking horse, Falada. Through the intercession of a goose boy, Falada (who continues to talk), and a wise king, the ruse is discovered, the princess restored, and the serving maid brutally punished. Kimmel's polished retelling of the tale is given lively support by Sauber's energetic paintings, with picture-frame borders adding a bit of formality to the robust interpretations. Although the faces depicted in the smaller illustrations are not always clear, the large character portraits burst with personality, and the rich textures of the clothing and goods give the whole a sense of earthy immediacy. This is one of those picture books that needs to find its way into the hands of older children and adolescents; they'll be the audience best equipped to appreciate the artwork's romantic appeal and the stark justice of the story. Janice Del Negro

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