Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

The Rumpelstiltskin ProblemGoodreads Synopsis:    Have you ever wondered just what was going on when that odd little man with the long name stepped up and volunteered to spin straw into gold for the miller’s daughter? If you stop and think about it, there are some very peculiar and rather hard-to-explain components to the story.
Vivian Vande Velde has wondered too, and she’s come up with these six alternative versions of the old legend. A bevy of miller’s daughters confront their perilous situation in very different ways — sometimes comic, sometimes scary. Most of the time, it’s the daughter who gets off safely, but sometimes, amazingly, Rumpelstiltskin himself wins the day. And in one tale, it is the king who cleverly escapes a quite unexpected fate.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a fun little book with a variety of Rumpelstiltskin tales.

-    The summary of the original Rumpelstiltskin story and how absurd it is was hilarious!

-    I like how some of the stories took place in different countries.

-    Each story was very unique and different, but it still followed the Rumpelstiltskin story. 

-    I liked the ones where Rumpelstiltskin was the good guy.

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