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Straw Into Gold

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What fills a hand fuller than a skein of gold? By order of the king, two boys, Tousle and Innes, must find the answer to this puzzling riddle within seven days or be killed. A former nursemaid to the queens child tells the boys that the banished queen may have the answer they seek. Danger presents itself at every turn, for the boys are pursued by the Great Barons, who are secretly plotting against the king. Another pursuer, the greedy Kings Grip, reveals a strange story of a little man who once spun straw into gold of incredible beauty for the queen but then disappeared with her firstborn son. Tousle realizes that the man he calls Da is the strange little man and, even more amazing, that he himself may be the lost prince. Or could it be Innes, who although cruelly blinded can hear the music of the dawn?

This skillful blend of fantasy and adventure reveals what might have happened before the queen makes her third and last guess and the story of Rumpelstiltskin—as we know it—ends.

About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618056019
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Greed
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Boys / Men
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
1510
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.88 lb
Age Level:
05-09

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