Goosie’s Story


Title: Goosie’s Story
Author: Louise van der Merwe
Learning Area: Literacy, Languages, Life
Grades: 4 – 7
Language: English
Type of Resource: Fiction
Description: Short novel.
Colour illustrations.

Goosie’s Story is also available in Afrikaans: Appelliefie se Storie

Price: R89.95 (inclusive of VAT and postage).


SKU: GS Category:


A battery hen is rescued, and finds care,
respect and the ability to be what she is –
a chicken. Creates awareness of the
sentience of animals. Empowers learners
to make a difference as consumers.

Vista Publications offers English Language workbooks to accompany Goosie’s Story.

To access this option, contact Julia Knowler:

Tel 031 5646444

Inside the book:

“I looked again at the soil.
Nearby it looked softer.
More powdery. I was fascinated.
I longed to go and wallow in it.
But how was I to get there?
Clambering, I knew. Pushing and shoving and pecking, I knew. But walking forwards is something I hadn’t tried in all my time in the battery. First I lifted one leg, and put it down. Then I lifted the other. But both legs just came down in the same spot as before.”

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