Book: Good Griselle

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Good Griselle

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Harcourt

Stone angels stand tall on the cathedral walls; gargoyles squat on its ledges. They don’t agree on much—certainly not on Griselle, who lives nearby, is a truly good woman. Griselle shares every bit of her food, she never complains, and she tenderly cares for stray animals. The angels her praises, but anyone,grumble the gargoyles, can be good when it comes to the feeding of cats and birds; “We must test this Good Griselle with something far more difficult.”

The angels agree to a wager and thus, on Christmas Eve, Griselle hears a pitiful wailing and opens hears a pitiful wailing and opens her door to find the ugliest child she’s ever seen…

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