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Spinners Summary
Donna Jo Napoli

Everything you need to understand or teach Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli.

  • Spinners Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Spinners Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Spinners Summary

Plot Summary

Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen is a new take on the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin. In this novel, a young man falls in love with a beautiful girl, but her father does not think a tailor can provide as well for his daughter as a miller. The young man insists that he can and is given the chance to prove himself by creating a dress of gold for his beloved. To do this, the young man works night and day spinning straw into gold, but at a price. In the end, the young woman chooses the miller over the tailor, then dies giving birth to the tailor's daughter. Years later, the man learns that his daughter has become a celebrated spinner but that her father has boasted to the king, causing the young girl's life to be placed in danger. The tailor saves his daughter, but...

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Study Pack

The Spinners Study Pack contains about 28 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Spinners Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Spinners Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including:

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