Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

by Paul Galdone, Brothers Grimm
     
 

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The classic Grimm tale of the strange little man who helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold. "It's like hearing a brand-new story in the master's words and vivid scenes." -- Publishers Weekly

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The classic Grimm tale of the strange little man who helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold. "It's like hearing a brand-new story in the master's words and vivid scenes." -- Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Of this stylish retelling, PW said, ``it's like hearing a brand-new story in Galdone's words and vivid scenes.'' Ages 3-6. (Apr.)
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"It's like hearing a brand-new story in the master's words and vivid scenes." Publishers Weekly
Children's Literature - Elisabeth Greenberg
Paul Galdone's 1989 illustrated version of Rumpelstiltskin arrives in Folk Tale Classic form to entertain a new generation of youngsters. The retelling of Grimm's tale contains traditional motifs—a boasting father, a beautiful daughter, an audacious spinner of gold, a greedy king, a happy royal wedding between king and beauty, and a looming threat. Will the beautiful royal baby have to be given to the spinner, as promised, or will the Queen trump the spinner by finding out his unusual name? The dynamic illustrations showcase Galdone's love of nature and beauty with brilliant poppies and flowing golden hair and run the gamut of emotional expression from the young beauty's tears to Rumpelstltskin's rage at being foiled. Young children will love the emotional power of the tale at first reading, and be engaged triumphantly in subsequent retellings as they join in with the repetitions of scenes—three for spinning and three for name discovery. Reviewer: Elisabeth Greenberg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899192666
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1985
Series:
Paul Galdone Classics Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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"It's like hearing a brand-new story in the master's words and vivid scenes." Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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