The Little Green Goose

By Adele Sansone; Faust Anke
(NorthSouth, Hardcover, 9780735822924, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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When a male goose longs for a chick of his own, he borrows an egg and ends up with a baby dinosaur!   This “unusual adoption tale will delight young readers.” (The Horn Book Guide) We’re pleased to present The Little Green Goose to a new generation of readers, fresh with sparkling new illustrations.

About the Author


ADELE SANSONE was born in Vienna, Austria, and studied there and in Paris. Her paintings and pen-and-ink drawings have been exhibited in Vienna, Innsbruck, Budapest, and Rome. She lives in the Tyrol region of Austria.   ANKE FAUST was born in Brilon, Germany, and studied in Mainz. The illustrator of many children’s books, she was awarded the Jugendliteraturpreis (Children’s Literature Prize) in 2004. She lives with her family in a village near Mainz.

Praise For The Little Green Goose


A wonderful story with a clear message: families are created from love --School Library Journal

As in Molly Bang's Goose (1996), family stems from nurturing and love, not biology, and this story shows that maleness is no barrier to parenthood. Mr. Goose longs for a chick of his own, a baby he can raise himself, who will call him Daddy. The hens are outraged at the idea of giving him one of their eggs, but when the dog digs up a big egg in the woods, Mr. Goose builds a nest for the egg and keeps it warm. Out hatches a wonderful green creature that calls him Mama, and Mr. Goose raises his baby with total devotion. --Booklist

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