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Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky
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Feb 15, 2012

liked it

Rumpelstiltskin is a classic fairytale and I like how Paul O. Zelinsky retold it. Although the illustrations are not necessarily my favorite, it is still an alright book. I love that they are detailed and have a full bleed on most pages, but the colors are very dull. I don’t think that they would necessarily appeal to a child or intermediate reader. I also find the story itself to be very interesting. Of course, it follows the classic fairytale stereotypical theme of the helpless female. The miller’s daughter is seen as a mere dumb girl but hopefully children can overlook this because it is a classic story. I don’t know if there is necessarily a lesson in this book, but I do think it would be fun for a child. Younger readers usually like when stories include magic. Although the story line truly doesn’t make any sense, I still like this fairytale!

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