6C had a few questions about Ursula's wonderful book "The Game of the Goose." We are thoroughly enjoying the book so far and don't even want to stop reading when the bell goes!
We did want to know how you got your inspiration for the book and whether you have actually played the game itself. Also, how did you come up with the unusual names for the children?
We are having some trouble finding the history of the game that isn't confusing or in another language. Where did you find your information about it?
In class we have been drawing maps of the three houses with the one backyard but we can't agree which order they go in. Who lives on either end and who lives in the middle?
As a special treat Miss Jeffery is going to let us watch the movie Jumanji because it has similar themes to the book. We are going to compare and contrast the book with the movie and the game itself.
Thank you for writing such wonderful books that we all enjoy!
Miss Jeffery and 6C
I actually based my version of the game on a completely different game called “The Prince’s Quest” which I found in a book of old board games. That’s where things like the “Well of Forgetfulness” and the “Shoes of Swiftness” etc come from.
Also along the bottom of “The Prince’s Quest” is written:
(he-hem, Ursula Dubosarsky!!!)