The charming story of a loyal and wrongly-accused goose, by the author of Shrek!
Gawain is a kind, honest goose. He loves King Basil very much, and while he does sometimes long for his pond and his prize cabbages, he carries out his duties as Chief guard of the Royal treasury with utmost diligence.
But then, one day, the treasure starts to disappear. As only Gawain and King Basil have the keys, and the king is beyond reproach, all eyes turn to the miserable goose. Much as Gawain protests, much as he professes his innocence, it is not to be: he is found guilty.
While Gawain languishes in self-imposed exile, the real thief realises that he has done an awful wrong. But does he have what it takes to confess? Can he clear the poor goose's name and restore harmony to a kingdom?
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 200 x 148 mm
Steig's captivating style and tongue-in-cheek humor bring to life an endearing set of animal characters with some extremely human foibles Booklist Steig's books are like perfect smooth stones, complete in themselves, with no seams to be found... he always has the skill to bring together what seems to be a lot of spur-of-the-moment choices and make them into stories that land so perfectly and satisfyingly and feel so inevitable in their endings -- Jon Klassen, author of This Is Not My Hat Guardian Impossible to resist Kirkus Reviews In this age of poorly thought out endings to books, it's a treat to end with one of Steig's many stunning last lines LA Times