Winner of the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award (Younger Category), 2009 Manitoba Book Awards
Many years ago, by a lake in Northern Canada, a young girl named Marie found a wordless understanding with a special goose that would change her life. A gentle and moving story of love, faith and letting go, Goose Girl marks a new direction for Joe and Matrine McLellan after 10 enduring books in the Nanabosho series, with sumptuous illustrations from Rhian Brynjolson.
"Joe and Matrine McLellan [. . .] tell this story simply and effectvely, with a keen respect for Metis heritage [. . .] a good candidate for home, school and public library purchase." - Quill and Quire
"Rhian Brynjolson's illustrations of the story's characters and its northern setting have an earthy beauty; this quality, added to the French and Cree words interspersed among the English, makes Goose Girl exceptional." - The Globe and Mail
Written by Joe McLellan and Matrine McLellan
Illustrated by Rhian Brynjolson