International Rights

The Golden Goose

  • ISBN 9781443133258, Paperback
  • 32 Pages | Ages 6 to 9
Barbara Reid brings her signature Plasticine illustrations and a modern twist to this classic Grimm fairy tale — now in a leveled reader format with all-new text!

When Rupert does a good deed for a stranger, he is rewarded with a beautiful golden goose. He takes the bird into town to share his rare discovery, but the innkeeper's daughter tries to steal one of the golden feathers — and gets stuck to the goose! As Rupert makes his way through the town, each person who tries to interfere — including the bus driver, teacher, and farmer — gets stuck too. Can they find a way to break the spell, or will they be stuck in this crazy parade forever?

Barbara Reid's modern retelling of the favourite Grimm fairy tale is now available in a bright new leveled reader format, adapted for emerging readers with a completely new text.

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


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