The Three Spinning Fairies
A Tale From the Brothers GrimmBook - 2002
Zelda is a foolish girl who fancies herself muchtoo special for work of any kind. But when the Queen offers her the chance to win the Prince's hand by spinning flax, Zelda jumps at the chance. She doesn't intend to live a pampered life as a princess. The Queen leads her to a tower that has three rooms filled with flax, and Zelda begins to panic. Never in a million yearscould she spin all that into thread. How will she avoid being sent to the dungeon? Fortunately, three strange-looking fairies appear and offer to spin for her. Anita's flat foot is perfect for pumping the spinning wheel. Benita's tongue is perfect for moistening the fibre. Bob's huge thumb is perfect for winding the thread. All they ask in exchange is to be invited to the wedding. "Anything for a life free from work, "agrees Zelda. But when the Prince meets Zelda's three unusual "cousins, "things don't go quite as planned . . . Find out how lazy Zelda and the good-hearted fairies get their just rewards in this hilarious "spin "on a Brothers Grimm tale.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2002.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: j 398.2094 GERMANY GRIMM th
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.