The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) by (the amazing, hilarious, and wonderful) Shannon Hale
Review by Welly-Bell, Age 7
Crown Princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee is princess of Kildenree. She can talk to birds. She is traveling with fifty guards and the key-mistress' daughter, Selia. On the way to Bayern, Selia and most of the guards betray Ani.
They try to kill Ani, but she escapes. After a few days of wandering in the forest, Ani finds a little cottage.
Gilsa and Finn live in the cottage. Ani helps them with the chickens and goats in exchange for a bed and food. Ani goes to the city with Finn.
On market day, Ani goes to see the King. She realizes she is going to have to come back. The King gives her work in the geese pen with Conrad.
Conrad is grumpy most of the time. Enna and Razo and Beier and some others also work there.
Princess Selia tells the King that Kildenree is planning to attack Bayern.
Read the book and find out what happens to Ani. Some of the characters I really like are Enna, Gilsa, and Finn.
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