Golden Goose | Modern Interpretations

The story of Golden Goose and its themes have appeared in literature and other forms of art. This page provides a small discussion of some of the better known treatments by authors and other artists.

Modern Interpretations

The Fairy's Return by Gail Carson Levine

Levine, Gail Carson. The Fairy's Return. New York: Harpercollins, 2002. Buy the book in hardcover.

Book description from publisher: "Boy meets princess, and it's love at first sight. Both laugh at the same jokes. Both are named after birds. His name is Robin, hers is Lark. Could there ever have been a more perfect match? But alas! King Harrumphrey won't let Lark marry a baker's son. And Robin is betrothed to someone else. Now toss in Robin's nonsense-talking brothers, Nat and Matt, their versifying father, and Ethelinda, the fairy who wrought havoc in The Fairy's Mistake, and you've got a "nutcrazical" situation! A hilarious spoof on "The Golden Goose" by the Brothers Grimm, The Fairy's Return is the sixth Princess Tale from beloved Newbery Honor author and master fairy tale reteller Gail Carson Levine."

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I have listed primarily classical compositions of music using the themes of this fairy tale in either ballet, opera or some other musical style. I have also provided links to popular recordings of the music when available at The advantage to these links is that you can listen to samples of the music at no charge.


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To learn more about these films, please visit the
Internet Movie Database.

The Golden Goose (1965)   Faerie Tale Theatre: The Princess Who Had Never Laughed  Storybook International DVD Set




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