MG Book Review – Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by @LieslShurtliff


Spoiler Alert… Rumplestiltskin wasn’t a bad guy.  Or so is told in Rump by Liesl Shurtliff. Shurtliff where the truth is revealed about a fairy tale “villain” that really is a likable protagonist in search for his full name and the destiny that comes with it.

In a world where people believe that a person’s name is directly attached to their destiny, Rump wonders what his life is meant to be since he is named after a person’s backside. The path to famous fairy tale all starts when he discovers his mother’s old spinning wheel.  While he is warned against using it, the magic inside of him draws him to the wheel and straw becomes gold.  The need for more food leads Rump to spinning more and more gold, but what he soon learns is that he has no power over what he gets in return. This all leads to him to the fateful night where he the queen is in danger of losing her baby if she can’t guess his name. Continue reading