The Snow Goose
Written by Paul Gallico
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Radio 4 Open Book listeners recently crowned The Snow Goose 'The book most deserved to be re-read' - the novel by Paul Gallico. It will be dramatised on Radio 4 in 2010
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. Breathtaking illustrations capture the haunting magic of this modern classic.
Set in the Essex marshes in the years before the Second World War, it is a touching story of how a young girl rescues a beautiful but wounded snow-goose and takes it to be healed by a reclusive and frightening local figure who lives alone in a remote lighthouse. How the snow goose is restored to health, how Fritha discovers the gentle side of Rhayader and the special magic the goose brings on its annual return, is poetically told. A real gem.
The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
Philip Rhayader lives alone in an abandoned lighthouse on the desolate Great Marsh of Essex. One afternoon, a hauntingly beautiful child, Fritha, visits Rhayader, bringing with her an injured snow goose. At first, Fritha is scared of Rhayader, with his sinister hump and crooked hand, but he is gentle and kind and Fritha begins to visit regularly.
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What the Kate Greenaway Award judges said:
'The muted tones and painterly style Barrett uses to illustrate this classic tale work wonderfully well throughout, and convey a phenomenal sense of place. She beautifully captures the emotions of the story whilst retaining an element of steel so that her illustrations never descend into sentimentality.'
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