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The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) Kindle Edition
'Hale's writing is beautiful, with a vivid eye for detail' Daily Telegraph
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.
"A magical retelling of the Grimms' fairy tale . . . Hale's retelling is a wonderfully rich one, full of eloquent description and lovely imagery." - starred review, School Library Journal
"Enchanting." - The New York Times Book Review
"Luscious language . . . leads to a gorgeous, dramatic climax." - Kirkus Reviews
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- ASIN : B003NE5U2I
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Children's Books; 1st edition (3 May 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 1476 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 401 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #339,262 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The only downfall was that sometimes the word "and" word get used repeatedly. "like this and like that and sometimes this and something" but that's minor compared to how good the book actually is if you like the out of the ordinary, fantasy story. I highly recommend it
It puzzles me how this author can be compared to Tamora Pierce, whose 'Song of the Lioness' and 'Immortals' series were absolutely lovely.
I guess should not have expected much from someone who has been compared to the likes of Stephenie Meyer.