In this spirited new version of a classic fairy tale, we meet a determined heroine with a mind of her own. Can she help it if everyone she invites over is too bossy or too boring or too snobby or too rough? What Goldie desperately wants is a friend she can love with all her heart. And one day, she finds one who's just right.
“Reads like Charlotte Zolotow or Arnold Lobel of yore.”
-Horn Book Magazine
“Upbeat…Endearing…Fresh and funny.”
“Fresh and funny…Stanley’s art, so sophisticated in her biographies, is delightfully childlike here, with lots of fun in every scene.”
“A charming story…goes beyond clever to also have real substance. A 24-carat selection.”
-School Library Journal (Starred review)