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The visual characterization of Rumpelstiltskin is a triumph: an odd elfin man with bulbous eyes, a gigantic, flat black hat, impossibly skinny arms and legs, and long, pointed black shoes. This Rumpelstiltskin is not scary or horrid, but rather mischievous and weird. When the young queen finally guesses his name, and thus is able to keep her baby, he flies off on his huge cooking spoon (with a pout), true to the Grimms's 1819 version of the story. (Zelinsky provides notes on his text in the back of the book, indicating his careful research into various editions of the original Grimm tale.) Zelinsky's retelling is straightforward and smooth, with only a few lines of text on each page to complement the truly magnificent full-page illustrations. A delightful book worth its weight in gold! (Ages 3 to 7)
like puss in boots, the illustrations are beautiful. Kids age 7-8 and older will love this book.
great fairy tale story.
Got it for my dad for a wedding gift. I made him a basket of things that were my favorite memories from my childhood. He loved it.Published 14 days ago by Jessica Shelpman
I love this book. My parents had it when I was growing up and I just bought it to read to my son's class in school. Beautiful illustrations! Was cheaper here than at walmart.Published 24 days ago by linda
One of my favorite fairy tales. Read it with lots of innosence in your voice for the poor Miller's daughter. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Neem
I've always wanted to read this. It gives me insight to a man of great mystery with a very great deceiving side.Published 4 months ago by Gregory Confer
Both my 5 year old grand daughter and my 7 year old grand son love this book. Both have asked me to read it multiple times. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sue Bedenbaugh