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Famous Fairy Tales: Rumpelstiltskin

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction

Brothers Grimm (Jacob and Wilhelm) are famous German authors and cultural researchers. Everyone knows them as one of the best storytellers of European folk tales: they collected and published folklore. “Cinderella”, “The Frog Prince”, “Rapunzel”, “Snow White” - these fairytales written by Brothers Grimm are well-known and loved by children around the world. “Rumpelstiltskin” fairytale was published in Grimm's first collection of folk tales “Children and Household Tales” (1812). A miller lies to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold. The king shuts miller's daughter in a tower and command her to spin the straw into gold by the morning or she will be executed. She can not actually do this but a strange creature appears and helps her in return for her necklace. On the third day she has nothing to pay and she promises her firstborn child. The king married the miller's daughter. After the baby was born the queen didn't want to lose him and the dwarf gave her a chance. He gives her 3 days to guess his name. The messenger by accident overhears the name of the dwarf. The queen guesses the dwarf's name and he becomes so angry that he tamps his right foot so hard in the ground with rage that he can not draw it out again. This fairytale perfectly suits kids of all ages – read this fairy tale with your children and plunge into the miraculous atmosphere of Grimm's fairytales.

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