The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde

The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

byVivian Vande Velde

Kobo ebook | August 28, 2000

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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.

Title:The Rumpelstiltskin ProblemFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 28, 2000Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547691661

ISBN - 13:9780547691664

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never a dull moment Ive probably read this more times than i care to admit. I got it a long time ago and still read it cause its Such a good book. Its sci-fi almost but feels like youre part of it. It is never a dull moment highly recommend
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Read Not a very deep book, but definitely worth reading, it's fun and has some relateable aspects
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Witty and original. One of those special books you can read over and over again. The heroine feels like an old friend; Velde crafts her realistically and sympathetically, and she doesn't even moon over boys.
Date published: 2009-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the finest books I’ve read!!! In Heir Apparent Vivian Vande Velde creates a medieval atmosphere coupled with a futuristic feel as she tells a story of perseverance, betrayal and wit. Along with a virtual reality gaming center, a head-chopping statue, and a strong female heroine Heir Apparent is a brilliant science fiction/ fantasy story. Sprinkled with a sizable amount of humor, this is the ideal book for someone that is looking for a casual read.
Date published: 2006-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heir Apparent Review This was one of those books that you just cannot put down. It is a hilarious and suspenseful book that only gets better as you go. It took me like Harry Potter did. I encourage everyone to at least check it out.
Date published: 2004-11-15