This is the story of two spinners. The first honed his craft at a stolen wheel, crippling his leg, turning a room full of straw into a glittering dress for his beloved - and losing her. The second steals moments to teach herself. Saskia is her name, and she grows up to be a master spinner. Nothing is beyond her - until she, too, must spin straw into gold. And it is then that they meet.
©1999 Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen; (P)2008 Penguin