Three Good Deeds by Vivian Vande Velde

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If Howard had known the old hag was a witch, he never would have taunted her. But he did, and she did what witches do--cursed him--and now he's a goose! Howard is desperate to become a human again. But the only way to break the curse is to do three good deeds. How can you help others when you've got webbed feet, wings for hands, and can't say anything but "Honk"?


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Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ..., and the Edgar Award-winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at
Published October 1, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 163 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Village children call the old lady living by the pond a witch, and the moniker turns out to be dead on, as young Howard discovers when she catches him trying to steal goose eggs.

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Three Good Deeds is middle grade fantasy from Vivian Vande Velde, who has done consistently enjoyable work for both middle grade readers and YA readers.

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Howard understandably panics and tries to call for help, but realizes unfortunately that only the witch and her gaggle of geese can understand him.

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