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The Rumpelstiltskin problem

The Rumpelstiltskin problem

Vande Velde, Vivian, author

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 components to the story. Vivian Vande Velde has wondered too, and she's come up with these six alternative versions of the old legend

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Boston, Massachusetts: Sandpiper, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Vivian Vande Velde
ISBN: 0544104862, 9780544104860
Intended audience: 10-14. Juvenile.
Physical Description: 128 pages
Subject: Fantasy/Magic.; Children's stories, American.; Short stories.; Fiction 9+.; Fantasy fiction, American.

Reviews

* "Vande Velde's takes on this fairy tale are always humorous and often heartwarming."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "An effective and amusing collection, with just the right amount of snappy sarcasm to snag the junior-high set."—Kirkus Reviews "These short variations on the story have a sly humor and a contemporary feeling. . . . will appeal most to fairy-tale fans who just can't get enough of the traditional genre."—School Library Journal