Books: the goose girl
  Now in paperback, including bonus material! The US paperback features a reading group guide and author interview.

How the book started
On tales and the setting
The lost chapter
Other deleted scenes
The original Grimm tale
Awards and reviews
Buy the book
Discussion guide
First chapter
Rewriting goose girl
Book quizzes

She was born with her eyes closed and a word on her tongue, a word she could not taste. Her name was Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, and she spent the first years of her life listening to her auntís stories and learning the language of the birds, especially the swans. And when she was older, she watched as a colt was born, and she heard the first word on his tongue, his name, Falada.

From the Grimmís fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original, and magical tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can lead the people she has made her own.