Stars of Mine
Written by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Illustrated by Martina Peluso
Part of the Little Gems Series
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Interest Age 5-8 Award winning Kevin Crossley-Holland tells a traditional story with an entertaining crispness and a witty twist. A girl gets to marry the king and live handsomely for eleven months on condition that she can spin five sacks of wool in a day during the twelfth. Of course, she’s sure he will forget. But, when he doesn’t, how is she to fulfil her side of the bargain? Luckily, there’s help at hand but will she be able to pay the price?
About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.
Stars of Mine by Kevin Crossley-Holland
A brilliant retelling of the traditional Rumplestiltskin tale, from this internationally award-winning and well-loved author of historical and traditional tales.
A King marries a poor girl after being told she can perform amazing feats with a spinning-wheel. But what will happen to her when he realises he's been tricked..? Stunning retelling of a traditional tale. The deal seems great. A poor woman's daughter will become Queen, but only under the condition that for one month a year, she will spin five sacks of wool a day. Will the help of a mysterious visitor enable her to spin the wool?
High quality cream paper, a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all and illustrated on almost every page.
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More books by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Barrington Stoke Ltd
8th February 2013
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