Once there was a miller who was very poor and who had a beautiful daughter.
One day, he went to speak to the king and said, "I have a daughter who can spin straw into gold." The king replied to the miller, "Bring her tomorrow to my palace, and I will put her to the test."
When the girl was taken to the king, he took her into a room which was full of straw and said, "If by early tomorrow morning you have not spun this straw into gold, you must die."
The miller's daughter had no idea how straw could be spun into gold and she became more and more frightened until at last she began to weep.
At that moment the door opened, and in came a little man who said, "What will you give me, if I do it for you?"
“My necklace,” replied the girl.
The little man took the necklace, seated himself in front of the spinning-wheel and began to work.
At daybreak, when the king saw the gold he was delighted. He had the miller's daughter taken into another room full of straw, and said, "You must spin this, too. If you succeed, you shall be my wife."
When the girl was alone, the little man came again and said, “You must promise me the first child you have after you are queen, and I will spin the straw for you again."
The girl did not know what else to do so she promised the little man what he asked for, upon which, he began to spin until all the straw was turned into gold.
When the king arrived in the morning and found all as he had wished, he took her hand in marriage and the pretty miller's daughter became a queen.
A year later, she brought a beautiful child into the world, and started to think no more of the little man.
One day, the little man suddenly came into her room and said, "Now give me what you promised."
The queen was so upset and started to cry, so the little man took pity on her.
"I will give you three days," he said. "If by that time you find out my name, then you shall keep your child."
The queen spent the whole night thinking of all the names that she had ever heard.
She sent out a messenger who travelled far and wide to find out what other names there might be.
On the third day, the messenger came back again and said, "I came to a high mountain at the end of the forest. There, I saw a little house.”
In front of the house was a ridiculous little man who was jumping around and singing: "I am so glad that nobody knows…That the name I am called is Rumpelstiltskin!"
We hope you enjoy this book. If there are any problems please contact us at [email protected]
Kila - You Are What You Read
Kila is a FREE book app for kids on Android/iOS that offers fun and interactive activities to stimulate the love of reading. Kila helps kids to enjoy reading and learning with a plentiful amount of interactive fables, fairy tales, songs and games. Kila also helps parents track and control their kids’ activities, progress and favorites. Kila is designed for children not only playing alone, but playing with their parents too.
Popular illustrated children’s stories for kids 3-8.
Audio books and “read-to-me” books
New content added every week.
Learn-to-Read with word-highlighting when audio is on.
Show detailed reading log to track reading progress, history and favorite available in the app and website dashboard.
Online and offline reading.
Try it free. No commitment to subscribe.
Monthly or annual give unlimited access to all contents and features.
Entertains for hours through vast library of stories and games.
Safe and trusted. No ads.
Alphabet Games and Stories