In Ursula Dubosarsky’s award-winning children’s novel, three children - Fred, Rowley, and Rabbit - buy a board game at a thrift shop and soon find themselves transported into the world of the game.
Francis Greenslade lends his rich voice and clean, unhurried delivery to the adventures in The Game of the Goose. As these children find themselves immersed in the game come to life, the challenges they face test their wits and strengthen their bond of friendship.
Greenslade’s subtle characterizations, especially of Rabbit, the youngest, make this tale perfect for fans of Jumanji.
Shortlisted for the 2001 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers Award.
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.