April Calendar – The Goose Girl, and other enchanted waterfowl

April Calendar - detail

Since it is fine weather for ducks here in Brisbane, this is a very fitting calendar! You can support these calendars through patreon.com/tanaudel – my thanks to all the patrons who have made them possible so far.

“The Goose Girl” has long been one of my favourite fairytales, although it is one of the few with quite ordinary waterfowl. It’s more common for wicked usurpers to go around changing true royalty into ducks, a habit I first encountered in “The Three Dwarfs in the Wood”.

April Calendar - detail

Sometime’s it’s swans.

April Calendar - detail

But my favourite waterfowl (today) are the plain but helpful ones of “The Enchanted Princess” (also featuring bees and ants that pay their debts).

April Calendar - detail

I read all of these first in two astonishingly-illustrated volumes of A Treasury of the World’s Greatest Fairytales, edited by Helen Hyman and with illustrations from Fratelli Fabbri Editori, although the individual illustrators aren’t identified.

You can download the images below to print at home (either pre-coloured or to colour in yourself). And if you do feel like throwing a dollar or two in the hat at patreon.com/tanaudel, I would be very grateful (and if you support at $3+ a month, you get the calendar early).

April Calendar ColourApril Calendar Lines

One thought on “April Calendar – The Goose Girl, and other enchanted waterfowl

  1. I stumbled across your blog today when looking up Twelve Dancing Princesses things (found your gorgeous December calendar page), and after a quick glance through this place I’m utterly enchanted! The name Tan Audel first grabbed my attention (Fire and Hemlock, yes?) and after seeing the adorable Dalek game with so many favorite stories of mine (LotR, Narnia, Prydain, Diana Wynne Jones <3, The Ordinary Princess), and your gorgeous art and enchanting way with words, I'm spellbound. You definitely have a new follower! :) Keep being amazing!

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