The crimson thread: a retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"
"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 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....
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|Grouping Title||crimson thread a retelling of rumpelstiltskin|
|Grouping Author||weyn suzanne|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-08-06 04:40:45AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-08-19 04:58:02AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Westover Teen Fiction|
|display_description||In 1880s New York, Bertie is given work as a seamstress, and is able to create exquisite evening gowns overnight with the help of a man from her tenement named Ray Stalls. When Ray asks for her firstborn child as repayment, Bertie never dreams that he is serious.|
|item_details||ils:.b13008687|.i1387939x|Westover Teen Fiction|YF WEYN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Nov 11, 2017|wyf|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13008687|Book|Books|First Simon Pulse edition.|English|Simon Pulse,|2008.|ix, 207 pages ; 18.|
|series||Once upon a time|
|series_with_volume||Once upon a time||
|subject_facet||Dressmakers -- Fiction|
|title_display||The crimson thread : a retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"|
|title_full||The crimson thread : a retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin" / by Suzanne Weyn|
|title_short||The crimson thread :|
|title_sub||a retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"|