No, she is merely a peasant girl, busy spinning the plainest thread on a day when the king comes riding up to her. The Girl Who Spun Gold Meet Quashiba, a beautiful, innocent girl who is about to be made a queen, although she is not a princess. Humming, prancing, and gazing at his new ring, the little man left the girl once more. Grades. ''The Girl Who Spun Gold'' is a spirited tale and, with its lilting Caribbean language, is great fun to read aloud. The little man took the ring, again began to turn the wheel, and by morning had spun all the straw into glittering gold. Read aloud Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers hilarious account of the revolt of Ducan's misused and unhappy crayons. The man handed the girl a spindle filled with gold thread, grabbed another handful of straw, and sat down at the spinning wheel once more. Books Alive! The illlustrations are full of vibrant color that are sure to attract students and compare nicely with Leo and Diane’s illustrations in The Girl Who Spun Gold. The girl knew not how to help herself, and was crying, when the door opened again, and the little man appeared, and said, "What will you give me if I spin that straw into gold for you?" By Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon, Virginia Hamilton. The story is about an imp who spins straw into gold in exchange for a girl's firstborn. I then read the traditional telling of the story. This is an example of traditional literature because there is an introduction to a mythical creature and a protagonist in an impossible situation, spinning wheat into gold. They have a daughter named Hope and one day the king hears about this girl (16 yrs old) trading spun gold thread for coins. This refreshing version captivated my fourth graders not only because of Hamilton's writing, but particularly because of Leo and Diane Dillon absolutely captivating, colorful illustrations. Rumpelstiltskin is a favorite Grimm's fairytale. The Girl Who Spun Gold, by Virginia Hamilton retells the story in a West Indian setting. I took two class times to read Virginia Hamilton’s book, about 20 minutes, in all. He repeated this process until the entire room was filled with gold thread. Hamilton read a version of this tale in… PreK-K, 1-2, 3-5 In this fascinating African-American retelling of the Rumplestiltskin tale, a beautiful girl's mother brags to the king that her daughter can spin gold. It was collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales. She is brought to the greedy king's castle and ask ...more. The Girl Who Spun Gold. 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