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One November afternoon, three years after Rhayander had come to the Great Marsh, a child approached the lighthouse studio by means of the sea wall. In her arms she carried a burden.

She was no more than twelve, slender, dirty, nervous and timid as a bird, but beneath the grime as eerily beautiful as a marsh faery. She was pure Saxon, large-boned, fair, with a head to which her body was yet to grow, and deep-set, violet-coloured eyes.

She was desperately frightened of the ugly man she had come to see, for legend had already begun to gather about Rhayader, and the native wild-fowlers hated him for interfering with their sport.

But greater than her fear was the need of that which she bore. For locked in her child’s heart was the knowledge, picked up somewhere in the swampland, that this ogre who lived in the lighthouse had magic that could heal injured things.

She had never seen Rhayader before and was close to fleeing in panic at the dark apparition that appeared at the studio door, drawn by her footsteps — the black head and beard, the sinister hump, and the crooked claw. She stood there staring, poised like a disturbed marsh bird for instant flight.

But his voice was deep and kind when he spoke to her.

‘What is it child?’

She stood her ground, and then edged timidly forward. The thing she carried in her arms was a large white bird, and it was quite still. There were stains of blood on its whiteness and on her kirtle where she had held it to her.

The girl placed it in his arms. ‘I found it, sir. It’s hurted. Is it still alive?’

‘Yes. Yes, I think so. Come in, child, come in.’

Rhyander went inside, bearing the bird, which he placed upon a table, where it moved feebly. Curiosity overcame fear. The girl followed and found herself in a room warmed by a coal fire, shining with many coloured pictures that covered the walls, and full of a strange but pleasant smell.

The bird fluttered. With his good hand Rhayader spread on of its immense white pinions. The end was beautifully tipped with black.

Rhayader looked and marvelled, and said: ‘Child: where did you find it?’

‘In t’ marsh, sir, where fowlers had been. What — what is it, sir?’

‘It’s a snow goose from Canada. But how in all heaven came it here?’

The name seemed to mean nothing to the little girl. Her deep violet eyes, shining out of the dirt on her thin face, were fixed with concern on the injured bird.

She said: ‘Can ‘ee heal it, sir?’

‘Yes, yes,’ said Rhayader. ‘We will try. Come, you shall help me.’

There were scissors and bandages and splints on a shelf, and he was marvelously deft, even with the rooked claw that managed to hold things.

He said: ‘Ah, she has been shot, poor thing. Her leg is broken, and the wing tip! but not badly. See, we will clip her primaries, so that we can bandage it, but in the spring the feathers will grow and she will be able to fly again. We’ll bandage it close to her body, so that she cannot move it until it has set, and then make a splint for the poor leg.’

Her fears forgotten, the child watched, fascinated, as he worked, and all the more so because while he fixed a fine splint to the shattered leg he told her the most wonderful story. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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"The Snow Goose is a picture-book nirvana . . . This is the sort of stylish, sophisticated stuff you might want to keep for yourself" (Sally Williams Independent)

"Inspired pastel reimagining of Paul Gallico's World War classic" (Observer)

"A most impressive, newly illustrated edition of this clear and simple, yet powerful, tale of an outsider" (Carousel)

"A story that could have been written for Angela Barrett to illustrate . . . This is Barrett at her consummate best. 5 stars" (Books for Keeps)

"Haunting and lyrical tale of love and loss and courage . . . A classic tale for every generation" (Pregnancy and Parenting) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .

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The Most Beautiful Story Ever 28 avril 2006
Par DRob - Publié sur
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I have always loved Paul Gallico as a writer, and this short story is one of my favorites of his work. It is a beautiful story that children may like, but adults will love. The story is about a lonely artist, Philip Rhyader, who retreats from society due to a hunchback and deformed hand. He lives in a lighthouse where he creates his works of art and tends to injured animals.

One day a young girl named Frith brings him a snow goose that has been injured. (I loved the book so much that I named my oldest daughter Fritha.) Although she is at first scared of Rhyader, a friendship develops between them as they tend the goose. After the goose is healed, it flies away but returns every year to stay with Rhyader for the season. The girl, Frith, returns each year when the snow goose returns. Rhyader falls in love with her but she does not realize it.

The book ends with the battle of Dunkirk when the British troops are trapped on the beach. Rhyader, who was unable to fight in the war because of his deformities, takes his small sailboat and crosses the channel several times, delivering the British soldiers to safety. On each trip he is accompanied by the beautiful snow goose.

I'll give you fair warning, the ending of the book is one of the saddest you will ever read. However, the message of love and friendship and hope conveyed in the book will make you want to return and read it over and over again.
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Par Scott Kruis - Publié sur
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I first heard of this book through an English rock band named "Camel". I bought an album titled "Camel - A Live Record" about 1980 (it is also on a wonderful studio album titled "The Snow Goose" by Camel). After listening to the album many times, it slowly grew on me to be one of my favorites. It was a 2 album set and one of the albums was completely instrumental in nature and told the story of "The Snow Goose" (it is also interesting to note that this recording of "The Snow Goose" was done with the London Symphony Orchestra and in front of the Queen of England). After a few years as a favorite album of mine, I played it for a friend who recognized the story as being from a movie and a short book. He started telling me the story as the music played and knew I had to read the book. I found the book shortly after that and fell in love with it. I have read it many times and often read it at the same time as I play the music, the two are so much in sync with each other and flow through the moods together in such a powerful way. The story centers around a deformed lighthouse keeper in England who is kept at a distance by the locals, but only has love in his heart. He is befriended by a young girl Fritha who brings to him a rare Canadian snow goose injured by hunters. The snow goose and young girl become friends and companions to Rhayader until a time of war when Rhayader must leave to help his fellow man. Rhayader single handedly saves many lives of the soldiers at the battle of Dunkirk as he sails his small boat with the guidance of the snow goose through the lead flying all around. Sadly, I have never seen the movie, though I hear it is often played on the television near Christmas time in England. I have given perhaps two dozen copies of this book away as gifts. And it is always a joy and well received.
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Par Red Rock Bookworm - Publié sur
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Paul Gallico is not a novelist. His talent lies in his ability to tell beautiful and inspiring short stories that are a joy to read. The Snow Goose is one of my favorites and I have read and re-read it many times over my lifetime, each time gaining new insight into the author and his characters. At the risk of being accused of blasphemy, it is my opinion that The Snow Goose could have appeared as one of the parables told in the New Testament. It is a short story, a mere 6O or so pages, and tells the story of a physically deformed artist in his late 20's named Rhayader who has retreated from the world and taken up residence in an abandoned lighthouse near a marsh where he attempts to capture the beauty of his surroundings on canvas as well as provide sanctuary to the birds who seek shelter there over the winter months.

One day, a girl of about 12 named Frith, comes to him with an injured snow goose. Although frightened by his outward appearance, she overcomes her trepidation because she has heard of his desire to help the creatures of the marsh. Together they nurse the injured goose until it is able to fly north in spring. The following year the goose returns as does the young Frith. Over several years this cycle continues and the annual return of the bird acts as a catalyst in the developing relationship between the artist and the young woman. We see a lonely young man whose repugnant physical countenance has alienated him from society as he is slowly transformed by the restorative power of friendship and love. Over the years the birds' visits extend for longer periods and by the spring of 1940 it becomes apparent that the bird will remain at the lighthouse. World War II comes to the quiet marsh in a most unusual way and the story takes a different tack.

Although this book may be perceived as "chic-lit" it poses questions about the human spirit and the need for companionship that can be educational to all ages and both sexes. This small little book packs a great big wallop to the readers psyche and I heartily recommend it.
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One of the world's greatest novellas 20 juin 2001
Par Lesley West - Publié sur
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Paul Gallico is an immensely talented writer, and all his skills are at the fore in this magnificent war story that is really a tale of loneliness and friendship, and how beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I think however, that the reader must be warned that this is a completely gut wrenching story. I can never read it without dissolving into tears (it is quite therapeutic if you need a good cry), but it is not a "mushy" story as such. It is profoundly moving, and you will not forget it in a hurry.
Everyone should read this beautiful story. It is a powerful portrayal of the horrors of war and the bravery of men, and a touching story of love and friendship against the odds.
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The Taming of Two Wild Creatures 30 avril 2001
Par Plume45 - Publié sur
Format: Relié
Was it pure coincidence that a Canadian snowgoose plummeted from a stormy sky near the lonely lighthouse on Britain's pre-war shores? Wounded and exhausted from its transatlantic ordeal, this unique bird proves the focal point of compassion for two unlikely humans, whose only bond is its care and nurture.
Philip Rhayader keeps aloof from critical society which looks askance at his misshapen body; yet a twisted back often belies hidden personal integrity and human dignity. In his isolated lighthouse studio he paints Nature's wild marshland to ease his own loneliness. Shunned by civilization, he feels a special tenderness for the free-spirited waterfowl of his chosen habitat.
Then a girl named Frith--part fey herself-- enters his restricted world, hesitantly bringing a wounded snow goose to the respected but feared artist-doctor. Will he help her, who represents the Society which has banned him from its warmth; rather, will he care for this helpless creature from another continent, which will surely die without his tender skill? The girl seems just another wild creature, yet she cherishes a forlorn hope that this storm-buffeted bird can survive.
In time the snow goose bestows her loyalty on the man who gave her new life--demonstrating her devotion even under fire. Meanwhile Frith emerges into young womanhood--too late realizing that she has developed deep feelings for this strange and unappreciated man, himself too shy to confess his love. But as World War II rages at Dunkirk, he discovers a way in which even a military reject can serve his fellow man, unselfishly performing his patriotic duty.
This is a story of compassion, love and sacrifice told honestly and simply, with incredible tenderness for all wild things. Some argue that it may be a contemporary fable or a lyrical love story. Each reader must decide for himself, but regardless of your literary judgment, Gallico's SNOW GOOSE wil provide a gentle tug at your heartstrings. I consider this short story a timeless classic.
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