Straw into Gold What fills a hand fuller than a skein of gold By order of the king two boys Tousle and Innes must find the answer to this puzzling riddle within seven days or be killed A former nursemaid to the qu

  • Title: Straw into Gold
  • Author: Gary D. Schmidt
  • ISBN: 9780547237763
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • What fills a hand fuller than a skein of gold By order of the king, two boys, Tousle and Innes, must find the answer to this puzzling riddle within seven days or be killed A former nursemaid to the queen s child tells the boys that the banished queen may have the answer they seek Danger presents itself at every turn, for the boys are pursued by the Great Barons, who areWhat fills a hand fuller than a skein of gold By order of the king, two boys, Tousle and Innes, must find the answer to this puzzling riddle within seven days or be killed A former nursemaid to the queen s child tells the boys that the banished queen may have the answer they seek Danger presents itself at every turn, for the boys are pursued by the Great Barons, who are secretly plotting against the king Another pursuer, the greedy King s Grip, reveals a strange story of a little man who once spun straw into gold of incredible beauty for the queen but then disappeared with her firstborn son Tousle realizes that the man he calls Da is the strange little man and, even amazing, that he himself may be the lost prince Or could it be Innes, who although cruelly blinded can hear the music of the dawn This skillful blend of fantasy and adventure reveals what might have happened before the queen makes her third and last guess and the story of Rumpelstiltskin as we know it ends.

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    1. Straw in the Gold by Gary D. Schmidt takes the story of Rumpelstiltskin and adds a twist, what if they queen hadn’t been able to guess his name and he in turn took her child? The book opens with a retelling of the story, with Rumpelstiltskin leaving the queen with her baby. In the opening chapter, a young boy, Tousle, and his father are traveling to the city to see the king, who is returning to the city after successfully preventing a rebellion. Tousle is horrified to hear that, as a punishmen [...]

    2. Mixed feelings. Probably 4 for the story, but 3 for the writing, which I really got hung up on. I love the books I've read by Mr. Schmidt so far so I was game for this one, especially being a fairy tale retelling. Personal opinion here (well, I guess this all is, eh?): although it was decent reading, this genre is not where he shines. But I'm no expert on him at all, so throw that out if you don't like it. Themes were great. Interesting take on the tale. Characters didn't really grow on me suffi [...]

    3. Level: Middle School ( Potential difficulty with dialog when character "Da" refers to "Tousle" in 3rd person when talking with him)This novel is an excellent derivative on the traditional tale of Rumpelstiltskin. Author Gary Schmidt answers the question - Why did Rumpelstiltskin want the boy? in this story that stays true to the elements of traditional literature including a great twist-(that is all I will say - I don't want to spoil the fun of it). Two boys (around 14 yrs of age), strangers, en [...]

    4. Have you ever wondered why Rumpelstiltskin wanted the first born child in his classic tale? The author of "Straw Into Gold" created a chapter book that spins more than gold. It unravels a mystery that answers that question. The prologue to the story tells a version of "Rumpelstiltskin" in which the little man spins the straw into gold for the miller's daughter, but she is not able to guess his name so he takes her first born child. Then as chapter one of the story begins, we meet a young boy nam [...]

    5. After years of avoiding Rumpelstiltskin retellings while I worked on my own, it's been fun to read different interpretations of one of my top three favorite fairy tales. This book takes for its premise that the queen never guessed Rumpelstiltskin's name, so he ended up making off with her child. As the story unfolds, the reader begins to understand his reasons for doing so. Since only the prologue involves the events of the original story, it's really more of a "continuation" than a retelling. T [...]

    6. Gary Schmidt's adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin, Straw Into Gold, is intended for readers at a 5th-6th grade level. At first I found this novel to be interested because it began with a prologue of the original Rumpelstiltskin story but as opposed to the queen (miller's daughter) guessing the name, she fails and her baby son is taken away. Schmidt's fantasy begins years later when a boy named Tousle travels into the kingdom but is confronted with his own quest for answers that if not answered within [...]

    7. How I love Gary D. Schmidt’s writing? Let me count the ways.I love that he is an agile enough writer to take me from contemporary fiction (Orbiting Jupiter) to fairytale re-told (this novel) with few hiccups. I love that his endings are completely satisfying, that the story arc is complete. I love that he infuses his metaphorically-rich stories with humor and warmth.I love that redemption is a theme he visits and revisits.I love that even the worst father can be redeemed.I wasn’t sure about [...]

    8. I loved this new take on the story of Rumpelstiltskin! The story has wonderful layers and the characters were so fun to read! I loved the adventure and the quest of solving the King's riddle! It was really interesting reading about why Rumpelstiltskin took the baby and why he did all that he did. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys fairy tales. I would also recommend this to anyone who loves adventure stories and solving mysteries and puzzles. WARNINGSLanguage:noViolence: very very [...]

    9. Early Gary Schmidt. Not as readable as some of his later works (though I felt the same about Lizzy Bright and the Buckminster boy) but with the same flavor. I couldn't help seeing Da as a not-evil version of the same character in Once Upon a Time, but that only added to my enjoyment :)

    10. the story of rumpelstilkskin added to and enlarged, the after story after he takes the queens baby. pretty good.

    11. Honestly, I had to debate whether to rate this book three stars or four.There are really good parts in it, but the rest are just a bit meh.All in all, a fairly good book.

    12. This book begins telling a short tale of The Miller's Daughter, which is super important to the story itself. And then the "what if?" version of Rumpelstiltskin begins. What if the baby had not been kept by the queen, but instead stolen away because the name of the little man had not been guessed? The story itself is a fun adventure, which definitely got better as it went. I really like how it all wrapped up. What really got me was the writing style. I love this author's other novels so I was ex [...]

    13. An unusual twist to the story of Rumpelstiltskin where the queen doesn't find out the name of the short little man who comes to spin the straw into gold and therefore looses her new born child to him.Tousle is a boy being raised by a short little man with a crooked gait and long spindly fingers whom he calls Da. Tousle and Da don't often leave their home in the forest, but when they do the trees part before them and close almost before Tousle can get through. And they never leave for long. So wh [...]

    14. Entertaining, enjoyable, and insightful. I can see how it would win awards for YA fiction. My only complaint is that I never really felt worried or concerned for the characters, possibly because they never seemed to be too worried themselves, even when they should have been. Or it's possible I just wasn't in the right mood for it. Either way, it was fairly satisfying but not deeply engrossing for me.

    15. I had a little bit of a hard time getting into it, but Straw into Gold is well worth the read! Another hit for Gary D. Schmidt.

    16. My two favorite sayings in this book were1. The dawn gives reason to hope2. When we laugh we escape the devil

    17. I liked the idea of this story, which asks "What if the queen didn't guess Rumplestiltskin's name?" and answers the question "Why did Rumplestiltskin want to take the baby?"Unfortunately, the writing was a little confusing and some of the plot didn't make sense. Why does Da talk to Tousle in 3rd person? Why doesn't Tousle speak in the same way, if Da is the only person he ever talks to at the beginning?(view spoiler)[If the queen was exiled, why was she part of the procession? Why is the king af [...]

    18. This fairy tale novel is a reworking of Rumpelstiltskin, in which the queen did not guess Rumpelstiltskin's name correctly. From there, you are led on a journey to discover who the real villain is (if it is not Rumpelstiltskin), and if Rumpelstiltskin is not a villain, then why did he want the baby?I enjoyed this read. There were a few (just a very few) violent elements that made me not mark it for older children, but a teenager could definitely handle it.It is just a sweet tale of two lost boys [...]

    19. It’s Rumpelstilskin with a twist. What if the queen can’t find the quirky little man’s name and her baby gets taken away? I love telling the story of Rumpelstilskin and I will love retelling this version as it is twisted and yet as believable as the original, as things start to fall into place. The beginning of the story is the same: you have a boastful miller who brags about his daughter, the promises of the daughter to the little man, the roomfuls of straw turning into gold, but things s [...]

    20. (Elective reading, satisfies both Schmidt and fantasy requirements)Summary: A twist on the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, this story picks up years after the strange little man takes the prince from the queen after her second guess. Two boys, Tousle and Innes, are commanded by the king to solve a riddle in seven days or suffer death. The two set off to find the answer and are constantly followed and hunted on their journey. Will they be able to find out the answer to the kings riddle and also be able [...]

    21. GARY SCHMIDT CATEGORYTousle has grown up all his life with his Da, a tiny little man with spindly fingers with a gift that can weave straw into gold. He's never questioned his past or his life, content with living day to day. When Da finally allows Tousle to go with him to town to watch the King's procession, Tousle is excited. However, the King's procession isn't everything Tousle had hoped. A group of rebel prisoners follow the procession, battered and beaten and on the verge of execution unle [...]

    22. "Straw Into Gold" begins with a prologue telling the traditional Rumplestiltskin tale except that in this version the queen never learns his name and he takes her son away when he is about one year old. Chapter One begins eleven years later, describing the little man and his "son" living in the heart of the forest, happy together. They eat breakfast and finish their chores before making what turns out to be the boy's first trip into the village to see the king and queen in a celebratory parade f [...]

    23. This is a 10 star book, as many of Gary Schmidt's books are. It is a beautiful retelling of the story of Rumpelstiltskin, in my opinion the best I have read. The theme revolves around a riddle "What fills a hand more than one skein of gold?" In the answer lies the whole purpose and theme of the story.The writing is poetic and beautiful. The imagery is often stunning and the characters more beautiful and believable than most I have read in modern day writing.Some of my favorite lines:pg. 140 - "T [...]

    24. I really liked this. I started it awhile ago, got distracted, and had to return to the library not reading more than the first chapter. I determined to try again because I want to read all of Gary Schmidt's books. Again, the first chapter was not as engaging. I persisted, and WOW, what a great twist on the Rumplestiltskin story. Two great youth characters; kind, loving adults along the way. I am finding that Schmidt has a great deal of positive humanity in his books. I've really loved, or at lea [...]

    25. What if the Miller's daughter didn't guess Rumplestiltskin's name? The first chapter sets up that premise, while the rest of the story follows our main protagonist years and years later, a young boy named Tousle. When Tousle stands up to the king for condemning a group of rebel's to a hanging, the king gives Tousle, and a blind boy named Innes, a riddle to be solved in seven days- or the rebels die. They journey together, dodging obstacles along the way, and coming to learn who they really are.I [...]

    26. GARY D. SCHMIDTTousle's first trip to the city doesn't go quite as he expected. Sure, he gets to see the king and even the queen and everything is quite as glamorous as imagined, but he didn't really expect to challenge the king over the lives of strangers. He definitely didn't anticipate ending up running for his life with one of those strangers, caught in a web of political intrigue and on a quest for the king to answer a mysterious riddle - a riddle only the queen has a chance of answering. A [...]

    27. Tousle was raised by Rumplestiltskin. Yes, the Rumplestiltskin who traded spinning straw into gold for the princess's baby. This story dives into what might have happened in the princess didn't guess Rumplestiltskin's name. Tousle, unbeknownst to him, has been set up to mend things that happened in the past. In order to save a village from hanging, Tousle is asked to answer the King's riddle. Tousle is given a blind boy to help him on his journey. Tousle and Innes, the blind boy, encounter many [...]

    28. I am not a big fan of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, but I liked Gary Schmidt's redux of it. I am starting to find that he is quickly becoming one of my favorite children's authors. This is one of his earlier books, and therefore I don't think it has the same caliber of writing as Trouble or Wednesday Wars, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Normally I don't like "Happily Ever After" endings, but I don't mind it in this book because it's, well, a fairy tale!Schmidt has taken the tale and create [...]

    29. GARY D. SCHMIDT CATEGORY If you've ever wondered why Rumpelstiltskin spun straw into gold to steal a baby, this is the adventure book for you. When Tousle speaks up on behalf of the one hundred villagers who rebelled against Lord Beryn, he finds himself banished from the kingdom, tasked to discover the answer to the king's riddle in order to save the doomed villagers, hunted by both the dark King's Grip and the Guard, and his only companion is a blind boy. It took me a while to get in to the sto [...]

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