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Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Paperback $7.99

    Apr 22, 2014 | 272 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Hardcover $16.99

    Apr 09, 2013 | 272 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Hardcover $19.99

    Apr 09, 2013 | 272 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Ebook $7.99

    Apr 09, 2013 | 272 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • CD $19.99

    Jan 03, 2017 | 480 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Audiobook Download $23.00

    Jan 07, 2014 | 472 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12)

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People Magazine, August 12, 2013:
“A fresh riff on the Grimm Brothers’ Rumpelstiltskin, told with wit from the impish point of view of the troublemaker himself.”

The Denver Post, May 6, 2013:
“A startlingly original book.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2013:
“As good as gold.”

School Library Journal, May, 2013:
“A beguiling take on a classic tale…. This captivating fantasy has action, emotional depth, and lots of humor.”

BookPage, April 9, 2013:
“Shurtliff takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it on its head, interspersing humor with tenderness, action with insight. Rump shows the other side of Rumpelstiltskin, one of the most vilified characters in fairy tales, and reminds readers that in a good story, very little is as it seems.”

“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


IRA Children’s Book Award for Older Readers WINNER 2014

Kid’s Indie Next List “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers” WINNER 2013

North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Ohio Buckeye Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) New Voices Selection SELECTION 2013

Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2014

Florida Sunshine State Book Award FINALIST 2015

Georgia Children’s Book Award FINALIST 2015

Hawaii Nene Award FINALIST 2015

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Master List FINALIST 2016

Kentucky Bluegrass Award FINALIST 2015

Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award FINALIST 2016

Nebraska Golden Sower Master List FINALIST 2015

Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Master List FINALIST 2015

Texas Bluebonnet Award FINALIST 2014

Texas Bluebonnet Master List FINALIST 2014

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