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Waiting On Wednesday: Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
By Liesl Shurtliff
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Book for Young Readers
Release Date: April 9, 2013

Rump has never known his full name—his mother died before she could tell him. So all his life he’s been teased and bullied for his half-a-name. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. For Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold. Magical gold.

His best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous—and she’s right! That gold is worth its weight in trouble. And with each thread he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse.

There’s only one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump just might triumph in the end.

An inventive fairytale retelling, perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale.

I have never read a story from the point of view of Rumpelstiltskin so this should be unique. Normally he’s the bad guy. I love that his friend is Red Riding Hood. This sounds like an exciting adventurous Middle Grade read! The cover is fantastical too!

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

Books by Liesl Shurtliff (click to view on Amazon)


16 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday: Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin”

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  2. This looks adorable! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    YES, you really really really need to read Defiance. It's amazing. One of my top 3 from last year. *squees* When you read it tell me!!!! I want to hear your thoughts on it!
    Happy Thursday! 😀
    XOXO, Inky


  3. Oh definitely! I hope my 6 year old will let me start reading chapter books to him soon. His attention span is almost there. Your book sounds thrilling! I just added it to my goodreads. I'll have to feature it on a WoW.


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