5 Rumpelstiltskin Retellings

It’s that time again! Time for another #fairytalefridays. Today we’re going to look at a few Rumpelstiltskin retellings. I was inspired to make this list after listening to Spinning Silver on audio, but it was a challenge! I’d love to see more Rumpelstiltskin retellings. But, until those get written, here are a few to try! 

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik: An atmospheric, lyrical reimagining of Rumpelstiltskin following Miryem, a Jewish moneylender’s daughter, who draws the attention of a Staryk lord who asks her to turn his silver into gold. 

Gilded by Marissa Meyer: When Serilda’s outlandish tales draw the attention of a sinister man, she finds herself swept away into a deadly world and tasked with spinning straw into gold. 

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce: Charlotte struggles to keep the family’s woolen mill running, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears, she must decide if his help is worth the price in this romantic, suspenseful tale. 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine: In an effort to save her brother, Princess Arianna trains to be a fighter so that she can defeat an evil wish granter in this fast-paced read with complex characters.  

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff: This amusing novel for young readers tells the story of Rumpelstiltskin’s childhood, explaining why his name is so important and how he spins straw into gold.   

Do you have a favorite Rumpelstiltskin retelling? What fairytale should I do next? Let me know! 

Published by Kristi

Hi there! I am Kristi, a book obsessed human with strong opinions. Join me as I read across genres and do the work to find you the best of the best books.

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