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  • Title: The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"
  • Author: Suzanne Weyn
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  • Page: 245
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  • ONCE UPON A TIME IS TIMELESSThe year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J P Wellington When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie s father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can practically spin straw into gol ONCE UPON A TIME IS TIMELESSThe year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J P Wellington When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie s father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can practically spin straw into gold Amazingly, in the course of one night, Bertie creates exquisite evening gowns with the help of Ray Stalls, a man from her tenement who uses an old spinning wheel to create dresses that are woven with crimson thread and look as though they are spun with real gold Indebted to Ray, Bertie asks how she can repay him When Ray asks for her firstborn child, Bertie agrees, never dreaming that he is serious
    Suzanne Weyn
    Suzanne Weyn grew up in Williston Park, Long Island, New York She has three sisters and a brother As a girl she was very interested in theater and in reading Louisa May Alcott was her favorite author, but she also read every Sherlock Holmes story Suzanne lived pretty close to the ocean and going to Jones Beach was one of her favorite activities Even today, if she goes too long without seeing the ocean, she starts feeling restless.Suzanne now lives in upper New York State with her husband, two teen daughters and Abby the cat Her house is at the edge of the woods and is nearly 200 years old She graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton and received her Masters degree from Pace University She teaches part time at City College in New York.Suzanne s other books for Simon Pulse include South Beach Sizzle, a romantic comedy written with Diana Gonzalez Her novels for the Simon Pulse line, Once Upon a Time are The Night Dance a Retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, Water Song a Retelling of the Frog Prince, and The Crimson Thread a Retelling of Rumplestiltskin She very much enjoys rethinking these classic tales from an original point of view, always looking for the real psychological underpinning of the story Suzanne is currently doing revisions on her fourth book in the line, which will be coming in 09 Suzanne s other recent novels are include The Bar Code Tattoo 2004 and its sequel The Bar Code Rebellion 2006 The Bar Code Tattoo was selected by the American Library Assoc ALA as a 05 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and was a 07 Nevada Library nominee for Best Young Adult Fiction It is currently translated into German and was nominated for the 07 Jugenliteraturpreis for Young People s Literature.


    This author was completely out of her depth in her attempt to write from a historical perspective. I don't care if the book is for young adults, you still do your research. The inconsistencies were so glaring and numerous that I lost track. A single yard of thread did not cost $1 in 1880, I checked; wholesale price for 3 yards of embroidery silk in 1896 was 5 cents. Oops. Hard candy did not come individually wrapped in 1880. Oops. A child about to turn 4 years of age is not a 'toddler' and they [...]

    This tale is magically spun. Forgive me for the pun. I just wanted to have some fun.Oh gosh I really need to quit that!But more seriously I really did think this was done beautifully.I have to admit I was kind of surprised about how much I liked this story. Don't get me wrong Ilovefairy tale retellings, but most of the time I enjoy them I just don't think they are very original. This was different though. Suzanne Weyn chose the perfect setting. Early America during our Industrial Revolution when [...]

    This book is the definition of short and sweet. There is no magic but that didn't disappoint me at all. Instead the author has the story set in America during the time when all the immigrants from Ireland (the protagonist and her family are Irish), Germany, Italy and all these others countries come in. You get a sense of what it might've been like. There are hardships at first but you don't lose hope.I like the characters. There could’ve been more character development but for such a sort book [...]

    2.5 stars.Bertie immigrates with her family from Ireland to New York City in the 1880's. Trials and hardships abound as the family struggles to find and\or keep employment, they deal with sickness, financial problems, and Finn is angry at Paddy, their father, for casting aside their Irish heritage and trying to be all American. Her father finds work at J.P. Wellington's mansion for himself and one of the boys. He also manages to sweet talk his way into getting Bertie a job as a seamstress there. [...]

    Clare Holman-Hobbs
    Sorry but it was boring and did not grip me at all.

    I've been enjoying this series. The books are a perfect length, and the retellings of some of them are truly unique. Also, I find it very easy to get into them, so I can sit down and read one in just an hour or two. Although I've found some of the booksless than stellar (Spirited comes to mind), the last two I've read, Water Song and The Crimson Thread were teriffic. I really liked the (admittedly stereotypical) story of an Irish family immigrating to America. I felt that the fabric-oriented tal [...]

    Book Chatter-Cath
    In this non magical retelling of the classic Rumpelstiltskin, author Suzanne Weyn has instead given the reader a story set around an immigrant Irish family, freshly arrived to the slums of 1880 New York.While a clever idea, it is sadly mediocre in its execution. The characters are all rather shallow and underdeveloped, making it difficult to follow the story that is mostly a narrative telling, rather than a descriptive showing.The men in the family are all selfish and self serving, and basically [...]

    Anne Osterlund
    Bridget is an Irish immigrant, a seamstress, and a sister. With a little sister to look after, a set of brothers to support, and a father who has a knack for stretching the truth. A knack which rescues Bridget from the slums, lands her in a posh mansion for one of the wealthiest textile moguls in 1880 New York, and gets her into trouble. Because unless she can turn an error into a triumph within a single night, she and her entire family will be back in the slums. A challenge which means enlistin [...]

    SUMMARY: "Once upon a Time" Is Timeless The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold." Amazingly, in the course of one night, Bertie creates exquisite evening gowns -- with the help of Ray Stalls, a [...]

    Rating: 4 Mysterious Stars!"Sometimes a little sugar is all you need, don't you think princess"Sometimes, to give myself a bit of a breather, I take in those fondly remembered times of my childhood, when fairy tales became nearly believable, and there was always a touch of enchantment that just might happen. And happily, most of the time, I find those old, old tales to be just the thing to lift me out of a funk. This time the choice was a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, titled The Crimson Thread. [...]

    Dull and uninteresting, this novel bears little to no resemblance to "Rumpelstiltskin."Suzanne Weyn manages to keep some of the traditional elements, and the upgrading of the story to a time and place nearer to the modern world, there is one severe problem with this story.There really isn't any magic involved. Nothing.There is a rich young man who isn't the prince that he seems as he manipulates Bertie, the characters are pretty much one notes and flit in and out of the story with little charact [...]

    I liked the idea behind this book, and I liked the clever way Weyn tied the Irish immigrant story to the Rumpelstiltskin fable, but the historical inaccuracies drove me crazy. Granted, this is a retelling of a fairy tale, so a fair amount of leeway must be conferred, but since it is presented within the confines of actual historicity, certain oversights are just plain sloppy. As far as I could ascertain, the action took place in 1880/81. However, a character would not be able to reference Sherlo [...]

    Funny story: I only realized that I actually had read this novel when I was about a third into it. Isn't that crazy? Anyway, for what it is and for the audience it's intended for, I'd say it's pretty good. It's a unique spin on a well-known fairy tale, and I like the parallels I could draw between this and the original. However, having read quite a number of fairytale retellings since I read this one YEARS ago, I have to say that it's simply okay, and nothing I'd consider remarkable.

    I read it yesterday and finished today. It was simple and nice.Except for the part when Bridget engaged to James.Ugh

    it wasnt as good as i thought it would be.

    This one gets a 4.5, really. It wasn't one of those ones that I absolutely LOVED and felt like I wanted to read it over again the second that I finished it, but I really really like this one. It reminded me of the Eva Ibbotson novel "A Countess Below Stairs" - it gave me the same kind of happy, 'warm-fuzzy' feeling after finishing. It's definitely a unique re-telling of the story. The main character is like-able, and you really sympathize for her in (most of) the various situations she gets invo [...]

    2/5 starsYou can find all my reviews hereGrowing up the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin was one I didn’t know very well. But once I began watching Once Upon a Time, on ABC I fell in love with Robert Carlyle’s portrayal. No matter what “Mr. Gold/Rump” did I was bewitched by him and he remained my favorite. So when I came across this book I was hoping it had the same effect. I was, however, quite sad that Rumpel isn’t very mischievous in Suzanne Weyn’s retelling.There is no magic in this f [...]

    Emma Coward
    I remember really enjoying this series in middle school, and I still love the concept (and, let's be real, the covers are gorgeous). Having re-read several of them over the last few days, I have to say I'm very disappointed. -The writing, particularly from Suzanne Wein, is wretched. Awkward dialogue, terrible pacing, and bland characters abound. It hurts.-Some of the books, most notably this one and the Diamond Secret, attempt to blend history with the source fairy tales. In theory, this is a ne [...]

    What a sweet story!I am a huge fan of fairytale retellings and one of my favorite fairytales as a young girl was Rumpelstiltskin which is what first drew my attention to this book. The storyline was new and refreshing and the characters relateable. The many twists and turns of the novel had my attention from the start and the ending was endearing as well as surprising. Bridget O'Malley and her family have left their home in Ireland for America and soon Bridget gets a job working for a rich man n [...]

    Janus the Erudite Artist
    Aaawwwwww… That was my first reaction after reading The Crimson Thread.I can definitely say that this retelling was sweet, fun and very original. I could hardly believe that I read it in one sitting, coz I really don’t normally do that. ^^I was satisfied with the new twist on this simple tale. We all know that Rumpelstiltskin was a conniving villain so it was interesting to see him on the good side in this book. He’s actually named Ray or Rudy or Rudolph here, but you’ll get the idea whe [...]

    I bought The Crimson Thread because I wanted to know more about Rumpelstiltskin after watching the character on the TV show "Once Upon a Time." Both the show and this version of the story are very good - although possibly very different. At first, this book does not seem like a fairy tale re-telling at all. It follows and Irish immigrant family as they settle in America in the late 1880's. Bridget is the main character and she gets a job as a seamstress. The plot is all about the textile industr [...]

    I give this book 5 stars not because it included anything I normally give five stars to (aside from the fairy tale elements). There were no hints and subtly revealed plot twists, no extensive world building, nothing that would really make me read it again and again.And yet, somehow, it deserves five stars. It was short and sweet and exactly what I wanted/needed to read at the time. The characters were lovely and old-fashioned and I just loved the feel of the book. It felt like a little old fairy [...]

    A unique take on Rumpelstiltskin. Bridget has just arrived from Ireland with her family, and they make their way in the new world. Bridget's father's big dreams keep getting the small family in trouble, but Ray Stalls is always there to save the day.I really enjoyed this story. The Irish immigration has always been fascinating for me. This story combines that with fairy-tales, another love of mine.

    I really disliked this book. I disliked it so much that I started it in May or June and stoped reading it and finished it in August when I got tired of it being on my currently-reading list. I recommend this to those of you who are very patient and like little romance novels.Rating: 2/10Parental Rating: 10+

    Ugh. So cheesy and predictable, even if you didn't know the story of Rumplestiltskin. I felt irritated at all the characters, including Bertie. None of the story seemed real--I get that it's a retelling of a fairytale, but it was all set in a false reality. Definitely would not recommend.

    Clever idea, mediocre execution. I love the choice to transplant elements of "Rumplestilskin" to immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York, but none of the characters are particularly well-executed or appealing, and the last few chapters are extremely rushed.

    One of the weaker books in the once upon a time series.

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Weyn, Suzanne The Crimson Thread (a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin), 207 p. New York, 1880. Bridget and her family are frsh off the boat from Ireland and in need of jobs. After a few false starts, Bridget's Da finds her a position as a dressmaker's assistant at the same mansion that he works at. Unfortunately, Da's boasting ways put the newly renamed "Bertie" in a predicament, when he brags that she can create a beautiful dress in just one night. Even though Bertie is not sure what price she will [...]

    Abby Gallier
    When I started reading this book, I didn't see how it was like the story of Rumpelstiltskin. But then I read a little more, and found that it was, but it went in a totally different direction than I was expecting it to. It's a very interesting story about a family who has recently immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland, and are just trying to adjust to a new way of life. I thought it was really cool that the book gave some historical insight as to what life was like for immigrants living in tenemen [...]

    I think this was a very well retold story of Rumpelstiltskin. It had all the important elements of the story, but in very realistic circumstances. It opened my eyes more to what it would've been like for an immigrating family traveling to America back in the 1880's. The main character, Bertie, and her family struggle to survive, let alone stay together. Things are wrapped up very nicely in the end and all her struggles aren't in vain.

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