on 12 January 2011
An absolutely beautiful book. My parents had this when I was child with Peter Scott's evocative illustrations and although I had a paperback version of this wonderful short story I wanted a hard back copy.
To be honest I was surprised when this arrived - the illustrations were exactly as I remembered and the quality of the book overall was much higher than I was expecting.
The story still moves me every time I read it and will always be one of my favourites, however coupled with the artwork this is an exceptional book.
on 13 February 2009
The story of The Snow Goose is short but tells a story with which many of us are familar; the evacuation of Dunkirk by little boats in the Second World War. The story of the lonely artist, young girl and the appearance of a Snow Goose who has lost it's way whilst migrating is told in few words but evokes strong images of this time in history .
on 23 February 2013
I was given my superb copy of this wonderful book when I was about ten years old. I also received the record of the story being read, which gavemuch to the sstory because of the the relationship between Rhayader and Frith, the hanting cries of the Snow Goose, and the epilogue (almost) in its completely different setting of an Ebglish pub just after the rescure of so many British soldiers from Dunkirk.
My own copy is enhanced by having paintngs by Peter McIntosh placed at imported places in the book.
I cannot see how anyone coud fail to love this book.