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The Golden Goose Read an excerpt Available in French

Awards

  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2001
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2001
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2001
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2001
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2001
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2001

The Golden Goose: A Scholastic Canada Reader Canadian Title

By Barbara Reid   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443133258 Paperback
32 Pages | 6.01" x 8.98" | Ages 6 to 9

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780779113453 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.03" x 10.02" | Ages 4 to 7

Rupert is rewarded with a golden goose after he does a good deed. Then he takes the bird into town to share his rare discovery. When the innkeeper's daughter tries to steal a feather, she gets stuck, as do all the townsfolk the school bus driver, the barber, and more who try to free her. Rupert makes his way through town until his strange parade makes Leroy King's daughter laugh at last and everyone lives happily ever after. Governor General's Award-winner Barbara Reid's Plasticine genius brings a humorous twist and a modern setting to the classic Grimm's fairy tale!

Raves & reviews:

"An irresistible retelling... Reid's trademark Plasticine art seems to have reached a new pitch of vivacity and fun." — The Toronto Star

"Colour, texture, and careful attention to the most minute detail make [the illustrations] a joy to behold. Highly recommended." — Canadian Book Review Annual

"The Golden Goose is Reid's best yet. Outstanding!" —St. Catharines Standard/Guelph Mercury