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A good story can take a child on a voyage into the imagination and change a life forever. Hear the tale of Rumplestiltskin as read by Kathleen Turner. Music is by Tangerine Dream.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Spotlight (MN) (first published September 1st 1993)
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Rabbit Ears Productions is widely known for their celebrity narrated stories. The production also many stories that were highlights of the 1990s. “Rumpelstiltskin” is a popular story from Rabbit Ears “We All Have Tales” series and is greatly enhanced by Kathleen Turner’s narration, Tangerine Dream’s haunting music and Peter Sis’s delicate drawings.

Kathleen Turner’s narration is extremely brilliant as she uses a somewhat menacing voice foreshadowing Rumpelstiltskin’s ulterior motives. Also, Turn
Feb 04, 2013 L13_brian_mihovilovich rated it really liked it
Shelves: traditional-lit
This is a very dark adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin. In this book both the king and Rumpelstiltskin are portrayed as dark and devilish beings. The king threatens the young woman life as well as Rumpelstiltskin's fascination with the then young queens child. In this story it is the queen herself who hears Rumpelstiltskin say his own name in the forest. Once she says it, he spins and twirls himself into the earth and is never herd from again. The illustrations definitely go along with the story, ...more
May 11, 2013 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter Sis's illustrations make this traditional version of Rumpelstiltskin more enjoyable than others. His characters are almost graphic; their features are simple and bold. These characters contrast with more textured settings and rounded settings, producing an effect that is like folk art, but with an almost abstract treatment of negative space. The illustrations alternate between close-up views of characters (which often hint at what is to come in the story), and wide landscapes. This version ...more
May 11, 2013 L12_tomj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The miller's daughter has a problem; the local Highness has an itch for more gold for his coffers, and the miller's daughter can spin straw into gold. What's a miller to do but acquiesce to this powerful noble, and require his duaghter to perform miracles from her spinning wheel. If she doesn't spin all this straw into gold by morning his Highness has proclaimed- "Else you will die!" She is now bolted in her room full of straw and expected thanks to her father to do the impossible. Crying, ...more
Abby Huhe
Rumplestiltskin is the story of a little man who helps a desperate girl spin straw into gold. He does this many times over in payment. He takes her necklace and ring and then wants her first born child. She is married to the king and has a child. Rumple comes to take the child unless she can guess his name
Brittany Cullen
This was an interesting twist to the folktale. I haven't really read this before but I did not think it was like this. The mistress goes to the queen and this little man comes down and helps her turn straw into gold. Till one day he wants her child and she is married to the king now, but she figures out his name and gets to keep her child and the little man disappears. This could demonstrate to keep trying and not to give up so that you can win and be happy and not to let people scare you, also ...more
Ashley Lahr
This book is about a poor Miller for sometimes he would meet the King in passing. One day he told a small lie. This lie led his daughter to be locked in a stone room to turn straw into gold. The King kept getting greedy and wanting more gold. However the young daughter was not able to do this but a little ugly man showed up to do this for her but only for a price. Soon she had nothing left so she promised her first born child. The day came and the ugly man showed up. He gave her 3 days to guess ...more
May 15, 2008 Maggie rated it liked it
CIP: "A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child."

Maggie: This classic tale is brought to life once again with the addition of Peter Sis' enchanting illustrations. This somewhat cautionary tale of greed is relatively tame compared to other adaptations, but still best reserved for readers and listeners age 6 to 8.

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Kevin Evans
Nov 29, 2011 Kevin Evans rated it liked it
Shelves: greed, fairy-tales
This is my FAVORITE character ever. I have been watching once upon a time, and he is on there too. This a great way to show kids that greed is not always a good thing. You can want other things, but do not try to go for it all. This is a great edition too, it is located at the new albany public library.
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Wrote juvenile fiction with fiancée Brigid Clark. Also writes both fiction and non-fiction as Christopher Noël.

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