Goose Girl

Written by Shannon Hale presented by Ellen Mannschreck

Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee

This is Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee crown princess of Kildenree. She is now 16 and was lucky enough to have been born with one of the three words on her tongue.These three gifts are: People speaking, the power to manipulate people and persuade them in your favor, Animal speaking, the ability to communicate primarily with animals, using their sounds, and Nature speaking, the ability to communicate with certain elements, which is very rare.

Falada

This is Falada. Ani's aunt taught her how to speak to birds, but she also taught Ani that when a foal is born it will say its name, and if you repeat its name back to it it will have a special connection with you. Ani did this and now she has a loyal white stallion named Falada.

Selia

This is Selia, Ani's lady in waiting. she has the power of people speaking, and as you can see she looks similar to Ani.

Ani has to leave Kildenree at the age of 16, to go to the more powerful kingdom of Bayern, because she has to keep the piece between Kildenree and Bayern, through an arranged marriage. However on the way there is a forest massacre, and Ani is separated from her party of soilders. she survives in the wilderness for three days on onions, and finds a small farm house were she is taken care of. Eventually she gets a job as a goose girl herding the geese and goes by the name Isi, for somebody else is pretending to be the princess.

Eventually she gets a job as a goose girl herding the geese and goes by the name Isi, for somebody else is pretending to be the princess.

Geric

This is Geric he meets Ani in the fields while riding a wild mare.

At the princes wedding Ani reveals herself as the princess, and their is much confusion. She could get in big trouble for claiming to be the princess which is punishable by death. Will she survive? Find out by reading the thrilling novel Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.

Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is an American author of young adult fantasy, and adult fiction.She has 4 kids total; one boy and three girls.She got her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah, and a master's in creative writing from the University of Montana.She started writing at the age of 10 and never stopped. The novel Goose Girl was rejected many times until it was finally published in 2003. Goose Girl is an ALA Teens' Top Ten and Josette Frank Award winner.

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