#4 Reading Response Journal Entry

The book I just finished is called "The Rumpelstiltskin Problem". The Author is named Vivian Vande Velde. This book made me feel happy, sad and surprised because some parts Rumpelstiltskin was really mean and sometimes he was really nice. One connection I had was sometimes I blab about things that I shouldn't have said because then I get in trouble. And in this book a father just said that his daughter could spin straw into gold but his daughter couldn't even do to the king so then she was sent to the palace and was forced to spin straw into gold or else the king would have to chop her head of. This is a just right book for me because I had really deep questions to the story and could tell a very clear summary.

A main character named Katya in this story was really rude and mean. And another character which is her father was not very helpful. And he was the one who made his daughter into the mess. Through out the story, Katya was forcing Rumpelstiltskin to take her stuff. And Rumpelstiltskin was just trying to make her feel happier. But in the end, it wasn't a happy ending for Rumpelstiltskin because in the end he was so upset with Katya and the king so he left the castle. Katya's father In the end wasn't able to get back his daughter because in the end she married the king.

This story was solved all because of Rumpelstiltskin. He was the one who really spins straw into gold and he was the one who made Katya feel a lot better. What I would change in this book is I would make Katya change and become a more nice and kind person because she was being really mean to Rumpelstiltskin and he was being really nice to her and he saved her life. I think the author's message is that don't just blab something out to someone that really isn't true because then it can never come back and things can get into a disaster.


  1. When you said "the mess" What mess was it? Maybe you can tell us what happened and what caused the mess. I think that you had really good description on why Katya's father could't come back at the end.

  2. I think this book report hit areas most kids wouldn't go into. It was a deep report with lots of understanding however I think that you should say why Kayta changed and what did she do to be mean.