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Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin

by Pam Calvert

illustrated by Wayne Geehan



Charlesbridge, 2006

Recommended for ages 7 - 10

Rumpelstiltskin is back! This time he's making mischief with his multiplying stick. Can Peter unlock the secret of the stick in time to save the kingdom? Whimsical illustrations bring fun to multiplying whole numbers and fractions.

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Attention Teachers! Here is an activity guide for Multiplying Menace. Enjoy!

Activity Guide

The Reviews are in...

Podcast review from Open Wide, Look Inside: "Pam Calvert uses the age-old fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin to tell a fascinating story involving multiplication of whole numbers and fractions. Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin provides students with concrete examples and simple explanations of multiplication that combines well with the 18th century illustrations and story."

Click and hear the podcast review: Multiplying Menace review by Megan Ney

From School Library Journal--"Calvert has written an enjoyable teaching tool, and Geehan's luminous and expressive paintings are perfect for this fairy-tale world."

From Treasure Family Magazine--"This clever adaptation will surely bring some excitement to your next math lesson."

From Midwest Book Review--"Fun drawings enhance a fine story."

From Veritas Press--"Students will be drawn in to a math adventure that is solved by, well, numbers."

From Doc Kirby, radio reviewer on "Book Bit", WTBF--"It's a very clever way to teach multiplication!"

From Glen Dromgoole, syndicated Texas columnist--"Also from Charlesbridge Publishing is Del Rio author Pam Calvert's wonderful retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin story, an effort that simultaneously teaches math concepts." 

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