Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1973.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Margot Zemach
A charming first printing of the first edition in Fine condition. Blue boards in dustjacket with only minute traces of wear.
Zemach adapts the Cornish version of Rumpelstiltskin, which contains delightful twists on the version we all know so wel.. When the maid guesses the troll's name, everything he has sewn turns into ashes. The Squire finds himself standing in a field wearing nothing but a hat and shoes. Pen-and-ink drawings are paired with watercolors to create a light, playful mood.
1974 Caldecott Medal winner for best illustrated children's book ; Color Illustrations;  pages.