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The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

by Shannon Hale

Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued lady-in-waiting leads a mutiny during Ani's journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade anyone to assist her. Becoming a goose girl for the king, Ani eventually uses her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny.

Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can become queen of the people she has made her own.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
6
Lexile Measure
870L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
X
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages
383
Genre
Fiction, Adventure, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author

Shannon Hale Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of The Goose Girl, Rapunzel's Revenge, Ever After High, and Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy. Her past pets include rabbits, birds, dogs, cats, lizards, and a snake who broke the world record for longevity.

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