Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

by Bernadette Watts
     
 

When the king charges the miller’s beautififul daughter with spinning straw into gold she makes an ill-advised deal with the cunning Rumpelstiltskin.See more details below

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When the king charges the miller’s beautififul daughter with spinning straw into gold she makes an ill-advised deal with the cunning Rumpelstiltskin.

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Praise for The Lion and the Mouse: In this retelling of the Aesop fable of the same name, Watts creates in text and illustration an "uncluttered" picture book version of the fable. She uses simple text, detailed illustrations in soft natural colors, and lots of white space to make the book appealing to younger readers.
Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Adhering closely to the Grimm version of this familiar tale, this is a straightforward retelling of the story about the miller's daughter who must find a way to spin straw into gold because of the boasts of her father and the greed of the king. Title character Rumpelstiltskin is perfectly impish with his clothes of lime green, his flowing white beard, and his elongated nose. Watts has chosen to depict her king as young and quite handsome, thus illustrating that greed can come in any guise. The hapless miller's daughter shows a range of emotions from comely shy maiden to distraught spinner to smug revealer of the imp's true name. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations capture the interior of a medieval castle and its inhabitants with a delicacy that belies the sturdy tale. With so many renditions of this story available and Zelinsky's version (Dutton, 1997) serving as the benchmark, this may be a supplemental purchase at best. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735822795
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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