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The Goldminer's Daughter: A Melodramatic Fairy Tale

by Jackie Mims Hopkins

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This is a really fun read aloud book with action that gets young listeners involved. ( )
  cabaty | Sep 17, 2015 |
I enjoyed reading this story. In the front tab of the book there are pictures, as the students read along whenever they see a picture they are encouraged to say a catchy phrase. The story is about a father and his daughter who are gold diggers. They owe money to Mr. Bigglebottom and if they can't pay him back, Mr. Bigglebottom wants to marry the daughter. The young girl disapproves and sets off to find gold. Throughtout the story readers are shown famous folklore characters like Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin. Eventually Mr. Bigglebottom returns to take his bride and after a quick altercation, Mr. Bigglebottom is swept up in "black gold", also known as oil. This would be fun to read to students when disussing oil in science class. ( )
  jpons | Nov 24, 2014 |
Genre: Fairy tales
Audience: Pre k-3
This is a fractured fairy tale, where the protagonist Gracie Pearl, a coal miners daughter meets different characters from fairy tales on her adventurous journey in search of gold. Ultimately she finds oil in the South west and becomes rich. It is a great spin on traditional fairytales set in the gold mining south west. ( )
  ShantiR | Feb 27, 2014 |
Would make a good read aloud-with opportunities for student participation. ( )
  kimpiddington | Aug 10, 2013 |
This story is about how Pa and Gracie Pearl is in debt to a mean old baker Mr. Bigglebottom. She must find gold before sunset but along the way she encounter 3 bears,3 little pigs and Rapunzel who have all felt the presence of Mr Bigglebottom. I think this book is a great read to see what the students remember about the other classic characters that are presented in this book.
  Tryante | Nov 20, 2012 |
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Gracie Pearl has until sundown to find some gold to pay the rent to Mr. Bigglebottom, or he will take back the family gold mine and force her to marry him.

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