Will's Quill: Or, How a Goose Saved Shakespeare
Don Freeman. Viking Books, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-670-03686-8
Another Don Freeman story, Will's Quill, originally published in 1975, tells of a goose, Willoughby Waddle, who travels from the English countryside into London, ""startled to see so many people rushing helter-skelter through the narrow cobblestone streets."" When a young Shakespeare shows him kindness, Willoughby follows Will, lending him a feather with which the Bard writes his first play.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004