Different take on an old story.

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin - Liesl Shurtliff

Ok, so let's talk about Rump. He is a twelve-year old boy with a strange name. His mother died shortly after giving birth to him. The only part of his name that anyone heard is "Rump". But Rump is sure there was more, he can almost hear it, but not quite. His name has haunted him his whole life - he gets teased a lot to say the least. But Rump has magic that neither he nor anyone else has yet suspected.


This is a great story. Any kid (or adult even) who likes fantasy or fairytales should enjoy this one. I enjoyed going along with Rump on his journey to discover not only his name but his destiny. Knowing the original fairy tale, I was on pins and needles waiting for Rump to finally discover the truth behind his name.