Goody Two-Shoes


Book Description

"Goody Two-Shoes" is a children's story believed to have been written by an anonymous author, possibly Oliver Goldsmith or John Newbery, and published in 1765. The tale revolves around a poor orphan girl named Margery Meanwell, who is initially called "Goody Two-Shoes" as she only possesses one shoe. Despite her hardships, Margery remains cheerful and kind-hearted. After receiving a pair of shoes from a wealthy gentleman, Margery's circumstances change, and she grows up to become a virtuous and educated woman. She becomes a schoolteacher, using her knowledge to educate the less fortunate children in her community. Margery's story emphasizes the value of education and good moral character. Throughout the narrative, Margery's kindness and hard work lead her to success, while those who display negative behaviors face challenges. The story promotes the idea that a positive attitude, hard work, and education can improve one's life and contribute to the betterment of society. "Goody Two-Shoes" became popular for its moral lessons and simple, engaging storytelling. It has endured as a classic children's tale, conveying the importance of empathy, education, and resilience. The story's enduring legacy lies in its ability to impart valuable life lessons to young readers through an entertaining and relatable narrative. This book is copyright free and can be downloaded for free.

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