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Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin

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Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
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Apr 22, 2014 | ISBN 9780307977960

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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

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

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

Florida Sunshine State Book Award FINALIST 2015

Georgia Children’s Book Award FINALIST 2015

Hawaii Nene Award FINALIST 2015

Kentucky Bluegrass Award FINALIST 2015

Texas Bluebonnet Master List FINALIST 2014

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