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The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

by Barbara Reid

ISBN 9781443133258 Paperback
32 Pages | 6.01" x 8.98" | Ages 6 to 9
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Rupert is rewarded with a golden goose after he does a good deed. Then he takes the bird into town to share his rare discovery. When the innkeeper's daughter tries to steal a feather, she gets stuck, as do all the townsfolk the school bus driver, the barber, and more who try to free her. Rupert makes his way through town until his strange parade makes Leroy King's daughter laugh at last and everyone lives happily ever after. Governor General's Award-winner Barbara Reid's Plasticine genius brings a humorous twist and a modern setting to the classic Grimm's fairy tale!

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"An irresistible retelling... Reid's trademark Plasticine art seems to have reached a new pitch of vivacity and fun." — The Toronto Star

"Colour, texture, and careful attention to the most minute detail make [the illustrations] a joy to behold. Highly recommended." — Canadian Book Review Annual

"The Golden Goose is Reid's best yet. Outstanding!" —St. Catharines Standard/Guelph Mercury


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014

Rights Sold

  • Indonesian - Maxima Pustaka
  • Italian - Editrice Il Castoro
  • Korean - Newton Korea

Selling Points

  • Reid's Plasticine style makes her Canada's most-recognized children's book illustrator
  • This classic story is a favourite with young and old
  • This fresh retelling, juxtaposing traditional text with hilariously modern people, makes for a laugh-out-loud story
  • The perfect book for young readers


Also by
Barbara Reid

  • Picture the Sky
  • Baby's First Treasury
  • Read Me A Book
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • Gifts

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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