The Golden Goose is an elegant, magical creature that appears in the first book of The School for Good and Evil.
As their name suggests, golden geese resemble ordinary geese but with feathers of shining gold and pearly blue eyes. The Golden Goose can lay eggs of pure gold of varying sizes including the size of a penny or a fist.
Golden geese are creatures affiliated with Good and they detest villains and never willingly do what they ask. They only listen to Evers. They also show no fear in front of Evil and even seem to enjoy causing Evil strife. Even around Sophie, the Goose acted as if they were playing a game and enjoyed pretending it was going to help Sophie.
The golden goose appears in the first when Sophie goes to her class with Castor. The main objective was to get the goose to lay a golden egg. When it was Sophie's turn, she tried to use this opportunity to show everyone that she was a true Ever. She discovered that she could hear the Goose's thoughts. The Golden Goose said she could make everyone see Sophie as a princess. All she had to do was close her eyes. When Sophie opened her eyes to see the whole class staring in shock as the Goose's feathers turned grey and the intelligence left the bird's darkening eyes. The Goose chose to give up its power rather than help her.
- The Golden Goose is based on the creature from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name.
- It is also based on the Goose that laid the golden eggs from Jack and the Beanstalk.