The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

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A collection of variations on the familiar story of a boastful miller and the daughter he claims can spin straw into gold.

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A collection of variations on the familiar story of a boastful miller and the daughter he claims can spin straw into gold.

Have you ever wondered just what was going on when that odd little man with the long name stepped up and volunteered to spin straw into gold for the miller's daughter? If you stop and think about it, there are some very peculiar and rather hard-to-explain components to the story.
Vivian Vande Velde has wondered too, and she's come up with these six alternative versions of the old legend. A bevy of miller's daughters confront their perilous situation in very different ways -- sometimes comic, sometimes scary. Most of the time, it's the daughter who gets off safely, but sometimes, amazingly, Rumpelstiltskin himself wins the day. And in one tale, it is the king who cleverly escapes a quite unexpected fate.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Aug 2000
ISBN-13: 9780618055234
ISBN-10: 0618055231
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 116
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.0 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 978061805523
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