A Curse Dark As Gold is shelved in the YA fiction collection, but it’s also appropriate for older elementary students and adults. This debut novel by a Lenexa author made the 2009 Kansas Notable Books list. Kansas Notable Books are outstanding works by Kansans or about Kansas in fiction, nonfiction, adult and children’s literature.
Full of dark atmosphere, this is an creative re-telling of the Rumpelstiltskin tale. Bunce uses the old story to explore issues of family and community obligation, deceit and loyalty. I look forward to reading the next book by this talented new Kansas author.
reviewed by Victoria
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