Rumpelstiltskin in the spirit of the Northern Renaissance, with graphic echoes of Felix Hoffmann and rich contemporary Coloring (wheat, rose, moss green): a setting that focuses on the principals and leaves the magic to the child's imagination. This is substantially the version from the Household Stories and the illustrations accord with the compact text--no worked-up horror of the little man, no worked-up pity for the queen. Just (just!) good? story now available in a handsome picture book.