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by Paul O. Zelinsky Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

This inventive and splendid retelling of a favorite tale of a girl who must trust a strange creature to help her spin straw into gold, features richly hued oil paintings that evoke a medieval world.

"Zelinsky's smooth retelling and glowing pictures cast the story in a new and beautiful light." — School Library Journal

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Guided Reading
Classics, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

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Paul O. Zelinsky
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