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Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen

This is the story of two spinners. The first honed his craft at a stolen wheel, 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. Saskia is her name, and she grows up to be a master spinner. Nothing is beyond her-until she, too, must spin straw into gold. And it is then that they meet ... Awards:

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist

Love, pride, magic, greed, and revenge-a wonderful read. (Booklist)

A lyrical meditation on the Rumplestiltskin story with an expanded plot and a singular psychological slant. (Kirkus Reviews)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141311104
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Donna Jo Napoli is the author of many books for children and young adults includingThe Magic Circle, Zel, and Stones in Water. She has won numerous awards, including the Golden Kite Award and the Sydney Taylor Award for Stones in Water. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

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Spinners 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
For me, the ending of a book either makes or breaks the story. Sadly to say, this ending was not quite up to par. It was weak and unexpected, in a bad way. The general story was pretty good, but again, sadly-done ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good, i finished it in two days,though the ending was sad, i found this book to be satisfying, i never really liked this fairy tale before but Spinners showed you the other side of the story and you really flet everything the characters felt, sadness, loss, regret, love this book was good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for every one to read. It is a book that makes you think about the other side of the story, and maybe things you didn't think about before. A wonderful twist on a classic children's story. This book made me cry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it so much,very romantic in the beginning so children under 12 would be a little grossed out,and later too,when the daughter of the spinner gets married. It was very sad too,but I loved it. I love books like these.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im 14 and in 8th grade. We read this book over the summer and did a report on it. This was one of the best books i ever read. IN fact, today september 10, 2001 . Richard Tchen came to my school and talked to us about the book. It was a VERY GOOD BOOK...READ IT!!