Goose Chase by Patrice Kindl (2001)
Updated: Jul 10
This was a fun, light-hearted romp through fairy tale land. I liked the sparky goose girl heroine. We first meet her locked up in a tower, Rapunzel-style, besieged by a pair of unwanted suitors - one dippy prince and one murderous king, to be precise. A succession of capers ensues, involving escaping from dank dungeons, guarded towers, and man-eating ogresses.
As with all respectable fairy tales there was a good deal of magical intervention to aid our heroine in times of peril: fairy godmothers, helpful animals, and all manner of enchanted devices.
Along the way our goose girl falls a little in love and uncovers her own unexpected and transformative history.
All in all - a charming MG read!