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The Goose Girl by @haleshannon

By Pamelascott

Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kilindree, spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt's incredible stories, and learning the language of the birds. Little knowing how valuable her aunt's strange knowledge would prove to be when she grew older.

From the Grimm's fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become a queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must understand her own incredible talents before she can overcome those who wish her harm.

Shannon Hale has drawn on her incredible gift for storytelling to create a powerful and magical grown-up fairytale.


She was born Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kilindree, and she did not open her eyes for three days. CHAPTER 1


(@BloomsburyBooks, 3 May 2010, 432 pages, ebook, borrowed from @GlasgowLib via @OverDriveLibs)



I've wanted to read the author for ages. Something really appealed to me about this book and others in the series. I'm a fan of fairytales and retellings. I'm so glad I finally got a chance to read it and I'll definitely read other books in the series. I'm only vaguely familiar with the original fairytale so can't saw how close / different this version is. I found it a delightful book, easy to read and entertaining.

Goose Girl @haleshannon

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