From the German of the Brothers GrimmBook - 1986
'Truly a tour de force.'
- The Horn Book
Locked in a room and ordered to spin straw into gold for the king, the miller's daughter gets help from a strange little man-but only on the condition that she give him her firstborn child.
The classic tale of Rumpelstiltskin is vividly brought to life in this Caldecott Honor Book by Paul O. Zelinsky's ingenious rendering of the late medieval setting,the beauty of the miller's daughter, and the little man himself.
'Zelinsky's smooth retelling and glowing pictures cast the story in a new and beautiful light.'
- School Library Journal
A CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK
AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK