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Book
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008.
Description:
iii, 395 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price.
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Adaptation of the folk tale Rumpelstiltskin.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
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LCCN:
2007019759
ISBN:
9780439895767 (hardcover)
0439895766 (hardcover)
Other Number:
144766865
System Availability:
10
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
10
Control Number:
206147
Call Number:
[Fic]
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
10
# System items in:
10
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Characters
Charlotte Miller (Female), Father died and inherits the family mill; determined to keep the mill that supplies the whole village going
Genre
Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Topics
Fairy tales
Curses
Death of a parent
Uncles
Mill workers
Magic
Folklore
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Summary
This ravishing winner of the ALA's William C. Morris YA Debut Award is a fairy tale, spun with a mystery, woven with a family story, and shot through with romance. Charlotte Miller has always scoffed at talk of a curse on her family's woolen mill, which holds her beloved small town together. But after her father's death, the bad luck piles up: departing workers, impossible debts, an overbearing uncle. Then a stranger named Jack Spinner offers a tempting proposition: He can turn straw into gold thread, for the small price of her mother's ring. As Charlotte is drawn deeper into her bargains with Spinner-and a romance with the local banker-she must unravel the truth of the curse on the mill and save the community she's always called home.
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