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The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) (original 2003; edition 2003)
by Shannon Hale
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (2003)
Best Fantasy Novels (194)
Best Young Adult (95)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 158234843X, Hardcover)
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:16 -0400)
On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.
(summary from another edition)
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