The Crimson Thread
A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"Book - 2008
"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless
The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold."
Amazingly, in the course of one night, Bertie creates exquisite evening gowns -- with the help of Ray Stalls, a man from her tenement who uses an old spinning wheel to create dresses that are woven with crimson thread and look as though they are spun with real gold. Indebted to Ray, Bertie asks how she can repay him. When Ray asks for her firstborn child, Bertie agrees, never dreaming that he is serious....
From Library Staff
SaRene Jan 13, 2011
When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that his daughter can spin gold from straw - and that's just what Bertie must do. She accepts some desperately-needed help from a man to whom she must promise her firstborn child. Bertie never dreams that the man will take h... Read More »
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