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Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky
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Mar 10, 11

bookshelves: fairy-tales

This is one of my favorite fairy tales of ALL TIME. Rumpelstilskin tells the story of the young maiden whose father is a greedy miller and gets her to weave straw that turns into gold. However, when she discovers she cannot do this, the mysterious Rumplestilskin helps her complete the task. The maiden is tricked when Rumpelstilskin demands all of her possessions for the gold straw, including her baby. Finally, she figures out his funny name and she and her baby are set free! This particular version is retold in a simple way for young students to understand. We read it in my first grade field placement and the students responded extremely well to the story. The pictures in this book are done beautifully and young children will feel excited when hearing or reading this book. This fairy tale is great to use for building reading skills, especially comprehension and making predictions. This is an exciting read aloud to share with a class learning about fairy tales and making reading fun.
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