Cricket Readers Recommend

Goose Girl

by Shannon Hale

LaughingThis book give a good twist on the old fairy tale "The Goose Girl." I recomend this book to all readers , but  I think girls will enjoy it more. This book is about a princess who is traveling to meet her future husband , but during the journey some odd things happen to her.

Average: 5 (6 votes)
submitted by Elizabeth H, age
(October 3, 2009 - 4:51 pm)

I don't just call it odd!!!!  3/4 her escort tries to kill her; she meets the prince in desguise, so she doesn't know he's the Prince, and he doesn't know she's the Pincess; She's almost killed numerous times; she falls in love w/the Prince thinking he's a gaurd; and even ig it wasn't a mixed up fairytale, it's still mixed up! However, that doesn't mean I don't LOVE it

& every other book in the series (Enna Burning, River Secrets)

submitted by Katy E.S.K.
(October 20, 2009 - 10:38 pm)

I called it odd for exactly for the reasons you mentioned; don't you think it would be odd if your subjects tried to kill you????

submitted by Elizabeth H
(October 27, 2009 - 10:40 pm)

No, not at all; I mean, hey, I might do the same.

submitted by Mary W., age 11.85, NJ
(October 28, 2009 - 4:09 pm)

Mary, I might have killed my queen too if I was an escort.

submitted by Elizabeth H
(November 9, 2009 - 5:04 pm)

Um, what kind of odd things?

submitted by Gabrielle K
(November 12, 2009 - 12:13 am)

Dear Miss Gabrelle K, the princess is almost killed by her escorts, her maid in waiting impersonates her at her husband-to-be's castle and she has to hide her identity and become a goose girl for food and shelter, she gains the gift to talk to wind, all the while her maid-in-waiting is causing enough trouble that can tear allies apart and families to lose loved ones. What will become of this??? Well, Miss Gabrelle, you must read the book to find out.


The second book is Enna Burning and the third is River Secrets, all by Shannon Hale.

Yours cordially,

 Elizabeth H., a fellow Cricket member

submitted by Elizabeth H
(November 12, 2009 - 11:09 pm)

I loved it! I can't wait to read Enna Burning!

submitted by Ima
(November 15, 2009 - 9:25 pm)

Ima, I am immensly glad you liked it, and that some people are actually finding Old Cricket's Library useful to find books! Enna Burning is a bit queer, but good at the same time.


submitted by Elizabeth H
(November 18, 2009 - 9:18 pm)

This a pretty good book, but my favorite book by Shannon Hale is The Princess Academy. Enna Burning is also great! Smile

submitted by Sofia D. , age 13, Cincinnati, OH
(November 22, 2009 - 3:55 pm)

Sophia, I thought The Princess Academy was good, but it got tiring after the 3d or 4th time I read it.

- Elizabeth

submitted by Elizabeth H
(November 24, 2009 - 9:52 pm)

I loved this book. I want to read Enna Burning. Is it good?

submitted by Sarah C, age 12, Idaho
(January 8, 2010 - 2:51 pm)

Sooooo sorry for not answering earlier. I have not checked this thread for a while. Enna Burning is ok. I liked The Goose Girl better. It is a good book, just a bit queer.

Sorry again!


submitted by Elizabeth H
(January 16, 2010 - 1:33 pm)

Oh my dragon. I just finished The Goose Girl yesterday morning and LOVED it!!! Thank-you to Sarah C. for recommending it to me!!! I can't wait to read Enna Burning!

P.S. The cover for The Goose Girl is absolutely gorgeous!


submitted by Hannah ☺☻, age 14, Georgia
(May 15, 2010 - 4:43 pm)

I've read all of Shannon Hale's books for youth, and I love them all. The Goose Girl is probably my favorite, but I love Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack too. They are Hilarious!

I can't wait for her next book to come out, whatever it will be. I should check her website . . .

submitted by Emma M., age 13, West Virginia
(August 13, 2010 - 1:53 pm)

I am quite amased that this thread is still partially alive and on the first page!

Emma, have you read Forest born by shannon hale?

ok, so totally off the subject, i have to read The tragety of Romeo and Juilet this year, and i wonderd if anyone has read it

submitted by Elizabeth H, age google :P, In front of a c
(August 27, 2010 - 8:54 pm)