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Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin

Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Apr 22, 2014 | 288 Pages
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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

California Young Reader Medal NOMINEE 2016

Hawaii Nene Award NOMINEE 2017

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award NOMINEE 2015

North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Ohio Buckeye Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Master List NOMINEE 2017

South Dakota Prairie Pasque Award NOMINEE 2015

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE 2016

Washington Sasquatch Reading Program NOMINEE 2013

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

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

Texas Bluebonnet Award FINALIST 2014

Texas Bluebonnet Master List FINALIST 2014

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