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Spinster Goose

Twisted Rhymes for Naughty Children

Illustrated by Sophie Blackall



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About The Book

Some children are simply too naughty for Mother Goose to handle. Luckily her sister Spinster Goose knows just how to deal with these uncouth urchins. Her school is home to some world-class troublemakers: they bite and pinch, they talk back and fight--they eat chalk! But brats beware--this isn’t just any school, and Spinster isn't your average goose. Her curious methods will rid these students of their horrendous behaviors…right?

Fans of Mother Goose will delight in these devilishly twisted alternatives to classic rhymes.

About The Author

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Lisa Wheeler has written many books for children, including The Pet Project, illustrated by Zachariah OHora; Spinster Goose, illustrated by Sophie Blackall; and People Don’t Bite People and People Share with People, both illustrated by Molly Idle. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at

About The Illustrator

Illustration by Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She also illustrates the Ivy & Bean series. Sophie lives in Brooklyn, New York and can be visited at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 8, 2011)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416925415
  • Grades: K - 5
  • Ages: 5 - 10

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Kirkus Best Children's Book
  • Great Lakes Great Books Honor Book (MI)

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