The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"
"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will... show more
"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold." Amazingly, in the course of one night, Bertie creates exquisite evening gowns -- with the help of Ray Stalls, a man from her tenement who uses an old spinning wheel to create dresses that are woven with crimson thread and look as though they are spun with real gold. Indebted to Ray, Bertie asks how she can repay him. When Ray asks for her firstborn child, Bertie agrees, never dreaming that he is serious....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 17th 2008
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 207
Edition language: English
Series: Once Upon A Time Fairytales
2/5 starsGrowing up the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin was one I didn’t know very well. But once I began watching Once Upon a Time, on ABC I fell in love with Robert Carlyle’s portrayal. No matter what “Mr. Gold/Rump” did I was bewitched by him and he remained my favorite. So when I came across this boo...
I was given this book to read from a former teacher of mine along with twelve others, and I must admit, this book was rather pale in comparison to others that I have been reading. Don't get me wrong! This book has a wonderful idea, a spin on a classic tale? Sure! Why ever not? This book let me down ...
Aaawwwwww… That was my first reaction after reading The Crimson Thread.I can definitely say that this retelling was sweet, fun and very original. I could hardly believe that I read it in one sitting, coz I really don’t normally do that. ^^I was satisfied with the new twist on this simple tale. We al...
This is not a book I'd recommend; I'd suggest it, of course, for reader's advisory purposes to people (especially youthful people--I actually think it would work better for middle-grade readers than teens) who were interested in re-tellings of classic fairytales, but it was something of a disappoint...