Goose's Story by Cari Best

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Sometimes the most unlikely heroine can become an inspiration

Every year the geese return. Honking and flapping, they always land in groups. But this spring something is different: an injured goose stands on one leg – alone. Shunned by the other geese, she is unable to search for food, swim, or fly away. A young girl watches and wonders how a goose with one foot can survive. She wants to feed her, take care of her, be her friend. But her mother warns that “a wild goose has to learn to live with her weakness. Or she won’t live at all.” It takes patience and courage for both goose and girl to let nature take its course.

Told from a child’s point of view, and based on a true story, this simple, telling, and triumphant picture book is wonderfully illustrated in the bold paper-collage art of Holly Meade.

About Cari Best

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Cari Best’s previous books include Shrinking Violet, which a starred School Library Journal review called “a first-class choice.” She lives in Weston, Connecticut. Holly Meade’s award-winning picture books include the Caldecott Honor Book Hush! She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Published October 13, 2009 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Early one spring, a girl is delighted when a flock of Canada geese arrive in her yard, but she is stricken when she realizes one of the geese has an injured foot.

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