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The Golden Goose

First Reading Level 3
The Golden Goose

  • The Brothers Grimm classic retold for beginner readers developing reading stamina through simple, repetitive text.
  • Billy isn’t strong or handsome, but he is kind. One day, he is kind to someone who gives him the best present of his life – a goose.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 470L

Book Band: 7 - Turquoise

CEFR Level: A2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746096642
48 pages
197 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Conrad Mason

Illustrator: Mike and Carl Gordon

Press Reviews

First collected by the Brothers Grimm, this German folk/morality tale is as relevant today as always. The very simple text is well supported by humorous and attractive colour illustrations. Part of this excellent first reading series that is very good value in sturdy hardback.
Leicestershire County Council recommended Key Stage 1 Fiction Books


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