Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

by Liesl Shurtliff

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ISBN-13: 9780307977960
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 24,308
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the mountains for her playground. Just like Rump, Liesl was shy about her name, growing up. Not only did it rhyme with weasel, she could never find it on any of those personalized key chains in gift shops. But over the years she’s grown to love having an unusual name—and today she wouldn’t change it for the world!
Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first three books, Rump, Jack and Red are all New York Times bestsellers and Rump was named to over two dozen state award lists and won an ILA Children’s Book Award. She lives in Chicago with her family, where she continues to spin fairy tales.

Visit her at lieslshurtliff.com

Read an Excerpt

My mother named me after a cow’s rear end. It’s the favorite village joke, and probably the only one, but it’s not really true. At least I don’t think it’s true, and neither does Gran. Really, my mother had another name for me, a wonderful name, but no one ever heard it. They only heard the first part. The worst part.
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"Liesl Shurtliff does more than spin words into gold—she gets us rooting for Rumpelstiltskin, a most magical feat." —Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hattie Big Sky

"Lighthearted and inventive, Rump amusingly expands a classic tale." —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven

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Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAZING!!!! Every part had me on the edge of my seat!!! I recomend this book to everyone!!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally fab!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend...very enjoyable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing and fabulous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I read this together and loved every minute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book because I have to read it for summer reading and after I started reading this book, I relied that this book is super duper nacho trooper good! ( with all capitals in every word)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the beginning it is a little boring, but keep reading. I would recommend this book for ages 9 and up. FUN story and adventure to see the true story of Rump.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sucks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy who is in what they say is in a rumpel.This book makes you think your in the story.Rump only knows half of his name.He has to mine gold all day.This is a veary tucting story i think you should read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a good new Magical book really really interesting book loved it sow sow sow sow terrific  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVED ALL THE CHARACTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you dislike most books this one rules
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really persuasive and perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this as a bedtime story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thid book seams really cool and goes a little deaper into rumpferstillscen
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I think Rump is an amazing book to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book I read it all night now I'm look to see if that there is a rump2
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KimberlySouza More than 1 year ago
Title: “Rump” Author: Liesl Shurtliff Publication date: 4/9/2013 Type of book: Young reader fantasy/fairytale. Is this a part of a series, If yes, which number? Not part of a series. Summary: Rump’s mother dies in childbirth and he never knows the full name that she gave him before she died. He grows up with his grandmother who loves him very much but his life is not an easy one. They are very poor and Rump has to dig for gold in the mines every day just to put a little bit of food on the table. Because he’s small, Rump gets picked on by the other kids in the village on a regular basis. His only friend is Red, a strong no nonsense girl who sticks up for Rump when she can. When Rump finds an old spinning wheel he discovers that he has the ability to spin straw into gold. He thinks that all his problems are solved but he quickly realizes that gifts can become curses in the blink of an eye.  Characters:  *Rump: He is so sweet and you just feel for him throughout the story. I found him to be a very relatable character.  *Red: Spunky and strong. I loved her so much. Plus she is very smart and caring. Rump couldn’t have picked a better friend. Favorite bits:  *Gold hungry pixies. *Rump’s Gran telling him to spin gold in his heart. *”A Stiltskin is magic at its greatest. Pure magic, un-meddled-with and more powerful than any enchantment or spell.” *Rump’s Gran tells him the story of Snow White. I love when fairytale stories bring other tales into them. I find it really fun. *Rump’s aunts Hadel, Balthilda, and Ida are really fun to read about and it’s sweet the way that they care for him. *I liked the importance of names in the book. *Mard and the other trolls are a wonderful part of this book. They live simple happy lives and they are very smart. They take care of Rump when he needs it the most.  *I love that Rump says that meanness is a choice. *Overall Rump was a very well written story with a sweet cast of characters. I flew through it and I think that readers will really enjoy this enchanting tale.  Problematic bits: I feel like Rump may be a little on the heavy side for some young readers but that is the only issue I had with it. 
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I have heard about this book I thought it would be good to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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