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Code: PSFLN-60442
Author: Norman Robbins
ISBN/EAN: 0573064598

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3m, 2f.

  • In this adaptation of the Grimms' story, children are discovered playing "Ladder words', changing one world to another, a letter at a time, retaining an actual word during each change.
  • Grettle says she can change "flax' into "gold'.
  • Unfortunately, the King, whose gold has been mysteriously disappearing, hears this and mistakes it for an actual boast.
  • He orders Grettle to work the change, or she will lose her head, despite the Prince's protests who's in love with her.
  • She's shut in the Tower to perform her task, and Rumpelstiltzkin, the gnome, offers to help her-- at a price.
  • The play then follows the gnome's defeat by the guessing of his secret name and, despite other complications from the wicked Baron and his henchmen, all ends happily.

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