Rumpelstiltskin

by Brothers Grimm and Paul O. Zelinsky

Richly textured, finely detailed oil paintings illustrate the familiar tale of the... read more

Richly textured, finely detailed oil paintings illustrate the familiar tale of the miller's daughter who bargains with a tiny man to spin straw into gold. Zelinsky's portrayal of Rumplestiltskin as a proud, graceful elf with a pointed nose and chin, long fingers and bulging eyes is unforgettable. His notes on the sources he used and choices he made for this particular retelling are exemplary. (Ages 3-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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