For Day Twenty One of my April Fairy Tale Sketch Challenge I drew The Goose GirlThe Goose Girl is another one of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales I somehow missed during my childhood only reading it later on when I had access to the adult unabridged version I was reading as a folklore reference. Growing up the storybook version I was familiar was a similar Zulu story called Little Hen Eagle I later saw another version of it in a series of shorts on PBS, retelling them in historical (mostly Appalachian) settings.

Of course, I can understand why it’s one of the stories that doesn’t make it in most of the picture books since it’s a story about identity theft which begins with the princess being mugged and having her loyal animal friend getting murdered.