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Author: Paul O. Zelinsky


Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky


ZELINKSY, Paul O. Rumpelstiltskin. From the German of the Brothers Grimm. NY: E.P. Dutton [1986]. 4to, [40]pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. Lower front corner a tad scuffed, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). Signed by the author, Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky.

First edition, first state reading “the beautiful miller’s daughter” on page 23 (corrected in a second printing – erroneously with the #1 in the print line left in place – to correctly read “the miller’s beautiful daughter”). 1987 Caldecott Honor Book! Paul O. Zelinsky’s vivid watercolor paintings bring this beloved tale from the Brother’s Grimm to new life, capturing the splendid detail of the late medieval setting, the tender beauty of the miller’s dauther, and the impudent, sympathetic, and infuriating titular creature. The second of three Caldecott Honor Book awards received by Zelinksy, prior to his winning the Medal in 1998.