From the story by The Broithers Grimm, retold by Susanna Davidson, illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini
Review by Amy, Year 5
The tale of Rumpelstiltskin is a very old story that was first written in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm who lived in Germany.
The story is about a miller and his daughter Anna, who had to go to the King’s castle to turn straw into gold. If she turned all the straw into gold, the King would marry Anna and she would become Queen.
Anna couldn’t spin the straw into gold, and as she is sat crying a little man appears at the window. He agrees to help her, but in return Anna is made to promise that she will give the man her first-born child.
Anna and the King live happily until the birth of their first son. Suddenly, the little man reappears to take the baby…
I like this book because it is a magical story and I like magic. My favourite character was Rumpelstiltskin because I like his clothes and his name.