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  • Published: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: iii, 395 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 840

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0439895766 (hardcover) :
  • 9780439895767 (hardcover) :



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A curse dark as gold

by Bunce, Elizabeth C.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor

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Adaptation of the folk tale Rumpelstiltskin.

Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price.

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Great Adaptation

I've always loved the rumpelstiltskin tale. This was a really good retelling of it. It was a bit boring, but I was okay with that. It was well written, and I liked the romance. Forgettable, but still good.


This is an interesting book. Not bad, and not boring either. It's well written. I liked the characters, they were good.

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