In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change.
Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse.
To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—he just might triumph in the end.
Title: Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin
Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Formats: 272 pages, hardcover; softcover; e-book
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
A fun spin of the Rumpelstiltskin story! Great for the middle-school readers too — definitely one I will pass along to my kids.