I have the complete set of the Grimm Fairy-Tales, and there are so many that I haven’t read! They are very short, as one would know, so I have decided to read each one and give them a review. Some are very vulgar, some are very cute and some don’t even make sense. Some of them are well known fairy-tales and some have never been told. Some are fairy-tales we know but are not the same because they have been downplayed for the children.
I quickly read this book after I finished The Fairy’s Return by Gail Carson Levine, a fairytale based on The Grimm Brother’s The Goose Girl and found them both very likable!
Three sons go out to cut some wood (separate occasions) and a young man comes and ask them to share some of the food they brought with them. Only one shares with him and is gifted with a goose.
He goes to stay at an inn. It turns out that the goose sticks to whoever touches it (besides the son). The son learns of the contest to win the princess: make her laugh (for she is very serious and never laughs or smiles).
Will he make her laugh? Will people be stuck to the goose forever? How violated is that goose? Will the other two brothers recover from their accidents?
This is a very wonderful story. I like the different ways to tell a story. The original sheds light on the stories based off of it. I recommend this very short story to anyone who loves fairy-tales.