The Goose Road (Paperback)Rowena House (author)
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A debut novel about one girl's remarkable journey across France during WWI.
France 1916. Angelique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front. "I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won't change either." But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears... In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angelique embarks on a journey across France with her brother's flock of magnificent Toulouse geese.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 265 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm
"House is a wonderful storyteller, combining simple prose with a relish for domestic detail. This is a story that young readers will remember long after GCSE timelines have been forgotten." * Telegraph.co.uk *
"House is a wonderful storyteller, combining simple prose with a relish for domestic detail. This is a story that young readers will remember long after GCSE timelines have been forgotten." * The Telegraph *
"An enjoyable book that tells a different kind of war story. Young Angelique Lacroix makes a great heroine and her epic journey across France with her geese to save the family farm, is amazing." * Ross, 11, LoveReading *
"The Goose Road' is now one of my favourite books! It can change your mood in a second! You are happy then suddenly you are almost crying! It's romantic, happy, sad, adventurous....all of my favourite things in one book!" * Hope, 11, LoveReading *
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