Game of the Goose, The

Genre: Middle Grade

Game of the Goose, The

In her hand was a hinged wooden box with a black clasp. On the lid was a painting of a white bird with a long neck, its wings stretched out in flight. Fred rubbed in with her fingers, wiping away the dust. There were some words, written in gold. 'The Game of the Goose,' she read slowly. Fred felt strange. She shivered. 'Open it,' said Rowley.So begins the Game of the Goose. Fred, Rowley, and Rabbit hardly knew each other before the game. But the game changed everything. It took each of them on an adventure—a terrifying, wonderful adventure of hoping and saving and living and dying. It was a journey that they would remember forever.

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Run time: 3 hours
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Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky is an award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults. About The Golden Day, her first book with Candlewick Press, she says, “The little girls watch, wonder, respond, change, and grow — and then their childhood is gone, forever. This element of the story, I suppose, is at least partly autobiographical, though all my teachers came home safe and sound in the end.” Ursula Dubosarsky lives in Australia.
Francis Greenslade

Francis Greenslade began performing with Adelaide University Footlights and has since worked extensively in theatre and television. Theatre companies he has worked for include Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company and Playbox. But Francis is probably best known for his television appearances in The Micallef Programme, Full Frontal and the new hit show Winners and Losers.

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