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Rumpelstiltskin (Folk Tale Classics)by Paul Galdone
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“I will give you three days,” the little man said. “If by the end of that time you find out my name, then you shall keep your child.”
When the miller tells the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold, the king locks her up to await his treasure. Soon after, a strange little man appears to help her carry out her impossible task, but she must barter her few possessions to appease him. She finally promises him something most precious, and years later, when she least expects it, he comes back to claim his due.
Paul Galdones characteristically fluid storytelling brings new life to this familiar high-stakes tale. A delightful new cover with gold foil accents makes this book an ideal gift.
Paul Galdones striking retelling and spirited illustrations give new life to Grimms classic tale of a strange little man who helps the millers daughter spin straw into gold. This addition to the Folk Tale Classics series has an enchanting new cover and is sure to please readers of all ages.
Paul Galdones masterful storytelling brings new life to this familiar high-stakes tale of a mysterious little man who makes a devastating deal with the millers daughter. Sold to a king who expects her to spin straw into gold, she promises Rumpelstilstkin the most valuable thing of all in exchange for his help, and she must outwit him when he comes to claim his due.
Children will delight in the illustrations, replete with details and rich colors. This new addition to the Folk Tale Classics series is an outstanding addition to any fairy tale collection.
About 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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