Golden Goose (Young Puffin Story Books)

3.77 avg rating
( 188 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141316185: Golden Goose (Young Puffin Story Books)

Farmer Skint has no luck on his farm until one day his goose lays a golden egg, which hatches out into a golden gosling. From that moment on, Farmer Skint is a lucky man. As the bird gets older, her golden feathers turn to ordinary white, but the first egg she lays is a golden one.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.

From Booklist:

Gr. 2-5. Farmer Skint, the hapless proprietor of Woebegone Farm, can't seem to do anything right. He buys high and sells low, his cows get foul-in-the-foot, and foxes are always consuming his chickens. Then his goose hatches a golden egg and life takes a decided upturn. He wins the lottery, a racetrack bet pays off on 50 to 1 odds, and a friendly neighbor decides to make a film documenting Skint's golden goose. King-Smith's fans will appreciate his signature rural setting, full of genial livestock and good-natured incompetents, and those familiar with his autobiography, Chewing the Cud (2002), may even recognize some of King-Smith in Skint. His novel shares some elements with the Aesop and Grimm stories of the same name, but King-Smith keeps things light, eliminating both the greed and moral lessons. This isn't a child-centered story, and a few incidents seem a bit mature for the intended audience (celebrating good fortune with champagne, for example), but this will still be popular with the first-chapter-book crowd. Kay Weisman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

King-Smith, Dick
Published by Puffin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Inscription. Please note this book has an inscription on the inside page. The book is still very readable, and the price has been adjusted accordingly. Thanks. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2183036

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
1.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

King, Smith Dick
Published by Puffin
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Yankee Clipper
(Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0141316187I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dick King-Smith
Published by Puffin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ceredigion Book Shop
(Nr Lampeter, CERED, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002134472

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dick King-Smith
Published by Puffin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. USED BUT OTHERWISE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002080752

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Dick King-Smith
Published by Puffin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. USED BUT OTHERWISE OF ACCEPTABLE QUALITY ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002557264

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

King, Smith Dick
Published by Puffin
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Sam Nayler
(Thetford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0141316187 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Bookseller Inventory # Z0141316187Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

King-Smith, Dick
Published by Puffin Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lewes Book Centre
(LEWES East Sussex, ES, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books, 2003. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. As new un-creased paperback,illustrated by Ann Kronheimer. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1349348906

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

King-Smith, Dick
Published by Puffin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Goldstone Books
(Llandybie, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002509723

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

King-Smith, Dick
Published by Puffin, London (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bon Bon Books
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, London, 2003. Book Condition: Very Good. Apart from some minor shelf wear to cover edges and surface, and a light tan to the page edges, this is in great condition. The pages are tight, bright and extremely clean and there are no inscriptions. The spine is crease free. All my books are carefully packed and I make every effort to despatch orders the same day. If you have any questions regarding this book please do not hesitate to ask. A photograph of the actual book is readily available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 007801

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Dick King-Smith
ISBN 10: 0141316187 ISBN 13: 9780141316185
Used Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
MegaBooksUK
(Wolsingham, A, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-2927510

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book