The Snow Goose Author:Paul Gallico They tell the story of he Snow Goose today in London, in Dover, in the Channel Ports - wherever there are men gathered who saw the mighty bird soar calm an unafraid through the leaden death and blanketing smoke of Dunkirk, and who owe their safety to the dark twisted man and the small boat that those great black-tipped wings convoyed. They tell ... more »of the Snow Goose, all they know of her; but what they tell is only a little of the story. The truth lies far from blazing Dunkirk, the terrible Stukas, the offshore transports, and the huddled men on the beaces. The truth lies in a distant Channel marsh, up a winding estuary away from the sea; and it involves not alone the Canada-bred wanderer of the airways, but Philip Rhayader and he blonde girl Frith as well.
Theirs is a curious story, wild and simple and strangely moving in its simplicity; and Paul Gallico tells it with all his superb narrative skill and with a remarkable tendereness of vision.
A classic, originally printed in 1941. Used in Sonlight Home School Curriculum.« less