Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rump, The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Here's a tale of Rumplestiltskin that you haven't heard before and won't forget!

Knopf Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so race down to your local bookstore and get a copy; this one will go fast.

Everybody's name defines their lives in this fairy tale world.  When his mother dies giving him birth and only gets the word out "Rump", the lady raising him knew it would give him trouble.  She was right.  He was small for his age and got bullied all the time.

Rump is now 12 and since he spends a lot of time alone, he's messing about in the yard and finds an old wood pile to snoop through.  Imagine his surprise when he spots an old spinning wheel in it.  He never expected his "grandma" to get so upset!

There are pixies, trolls, poison apples, an evil queen and even Little Red Riding Hood in the story.  Red warns that using magic makes the user pay a toll and Rump finds out the hard way.  

All in all, this was a wondrous read and I loved this book; so much so, it's going in my library.  It's a keeper. If you like fantasy, you'll enjoy this story!

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Sounds like a very fun read! Thankful that my mom gave me a good name, after hearing how some have named theirs, or what they have named them. Surprise Joy...um no thanks.