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The Golden Goose

A Scholastic Canada Reader

illustrated by Barbara Reid

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Barbara Reid brings her signature Plasticine illustrations and a modern twist to this classic Grimm fairy tale - now in a leveled reader format with all-new text!

When Rupert does a good deed for a stranger, he is rewarded with a beautiful golden goose. He takes the bird into town to share his rare discovery, but the innkeeper's daughter tries to steal one of the golden feathers - and gets stuck to the goose! As Rupert makes his way through the town, each person who tries to interfere - including the bus driver, teacher, and farmer - gets stuck too. Can they find a way to break the spell, or will they be stuck in this crazy parade forever?

Barbara Reid's modern retelling of the favourite Grimm fairy tale is now available in a bright new leveled reader format, adapted for emerging readers with a completely new text.

Contributor Notes

BARBARA REID is well known to children, parents, and teachers alike for her vibrant Plasticine illustrations. She is the author and illustrator of many favourite picture books, including Sing a Song of Mother Goose, The Subway Mouse, and Perfect Snow. Barb has received every major Canadian children's book award, and in 2013 she was named to the Order of Canada. Barb lives in Toronto, Ontario. Please visit her at www.barbarareid.ca.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Review

Praise for The Golden Goose:

"[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

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