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When a poor miller tells the king his daughter can weave straw into gold, she doesn't know what to do. If she succeeds, the king will marry her! But how can she complete this impossible task? Only with the help of a strange little gnome with a very unusual name …
Deanna McFadden is the author of several Classic Starts books including Little Women, Frankenstein, and Grimm's Fairy Tales. Deanna has also written ten stories in the Silver Penny series. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
Maurizio Quarello has illustrated nearly 30 children's books in 13 languages, including Sterling's Silver Penny editions of Jack and the Beanstalk and The Frog Prince. Quarello's work has appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide and he has received various national and international prizes. Maurizio teaches illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata, in Italy.