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TOM TIT TOT & SEQUEL

The English ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Folktale

  

By Anna Walter Thomas

Adapted by Rachel Louise Lawrence

  

“If you have not guessed my name by month’s end, then you shall be mine!”

 

In this classic English folktale, our heroine eats too many pies - which leads to her marrying a king who only wants her for her skills as a spinster - which leads to her making a deal with a diminutive, magical creature in order to save her life! Can she guess the name of her helper in time? Or will he succeed in claiming her as his own?

 

The sequel, The Gipsy Woman, is set a year later and finds the queen once more charged with the task of spinning five skeins, daily, for a month. Help arrives in the form of a gipsy woman but can she be trusted?


This book contains two versions of the each tale: one in modern day English, and the other, as told originally, in the dialect of East Anglia.


[Folklore Type: ATU-500 (The Name of the Helper)]

 

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Print Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 16 October 2014