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Author: Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
Elaborates on the events recounted in the fairy tale, "Rumpelstiltskin," in which a strange little man helps a miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.
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ISBN-13: 9780141311104
ISBN-10: 014131110X
Publication Date: 2/19/2001
Pages: 197
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
From back cover: This is the story of two spinners. The first honed his craft at a stolen wheel, cramping and crippling his leg, turning a room full of straw into a glittering dress for his beloved--and losing her.
The second steals moments to teach herself, moments from her father's eye. The yarn she creates is like no other. Saskia is her name, and she grows up to be a master spinner herself. Nothing is beyond her--until she, too, must spin straw into gold.
And then they meet . . .
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Helpful Score: 2
A reinvention of the Rumplestiltskin story -- one spinner uses a stolen wheel, crippling his leg as he makes straw into a glittering dress for his beloved, whom he loses. A second spinner named Saskia becomes a master spinner -- until she too is forced to spin straw into gold. When they meet, a new tale must be spun.
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