Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

The book I just finished is called "The Rumpelstiltskin Problem". The author is Vivian Vaned Velde. She wrote very unusual stories about Rumpelstiltskin and the daughter of the miller. This book has 6 chapters and in all of the chapters the miller always say " My daughter can spin a straw into gold" and then the king always believe it.It is a wiered kind of funny story and I like the way she write introduction like"Once upon a time before the pizzerias or Taco Bells, there..." There was some words that I can't understand but when I looked up in the dictionary and read it again, it makes more interesting. I learned to describe something more interesting and learned to write a unusual stories. This is why I think this book is right level for me to read.

Two main characters:

The miller's daughter;- She was really poor but smart. Sometimes she is so mean but sometimes she is nice. At first she knew she will got in trouble if her father (miller) don't stop saying " lying and of course she got in trouble because of her father and Rumpelstiltskin...

Rumpelstiltskin;- He was trying to find the baby to eat and then he saw a miller and her daughter. He told them that the king is giving a coin who made him laugh and he told them to tell him a joke. The joke was to tell the king that the miller's daughter can spin a straw in to a gold but the miller and his daughter didn't think it was terribly funny, so Rumpelstiltskin said "Let me go before you." Then he told the king that the miller's daughter can spin a straw in to gold but they are poor. And then he told the king a plan to make them happy "You could pay the father to let the girl come spin straw into gold for you.Then he would have money to buy food for him self and the rest of his family. And, with the girl in your place, you could see to it that she had a decent meal or two before you sent her home. The whole things hinges on marking them believe that you believe there story. " Well that was his plan to get the baby...

All the stories in this book was about Rumpelstiltskin's trying to steal the baby by tricking the king, miller and miller's daughter but at last he couldn't. I like this book but I think all the chapter be the same characters but different stories because if the all chapters are same kind of stories it's makes reader bord but if you change the stories absolutely different I think it's going to be more interesting. I think the auther wanted to tell us that if you lie you will always got in trouble...


  1. I really like your readers response! But I think you could have ether make a connection or to work on your grammar. And by the way "Give me your candy!"

  2. I really like how you explained a bit about the book, in the first paragraph. But maybe you can be a little bit more careful on, where you put the words in, and putting in the right punctuations. You can also add connections, and talk about what you felt, about this story. But I think the whole thing was pretty good!

  3. I really like how you explained how you felt about the book and what you thought could be improved. I also like how you described explanations for all your thoughts. I was a little confused in the paragraphs because some of you grammar and punctuation was wrong. I wonder why Rumpelstiltskin was trying to find a baby to eat? Can't he just eat normal food? I wonder...