Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (12)- Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

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Title: Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Author: Liesl Shurtliff

Release Date:
 April 9

 Alfred A. Knopf

Page Count: 272

Pre-Order: Amazon/Book Depository

In a magical kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke.

Rump has never known his full name—his mother died before she could tell him. So all his life he's been teased and bullied for his half-a-name. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. For Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold. Magical gold.

His best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous—and she's right! That gold is worth its weight in trouble. And with each thread he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse.

There's only one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump just might triumph in the end.

An inventive fairytale retelling, perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale.


OH.MY.GOD. I don't know if I can explain to you all just how EXCITED I am to have come upon this book. The story of Rumpelstiltskin has it's own special compartment in my heart. It was the very first fairytale that was read to me, EVER. I think it might very well be the story that started me on stories. I want to hold this my hands..right NOW. SO EXCITED!!


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  1. WOW WOW WOW. That's all I can say. This is great!Im certainly looking forward to it now!:D Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Ooooo, Middle Grade!!! That sounds fabulous!!! My first fairy tale was probably Sleeping Beauty or one of those classic children's ones. Great choice! :)

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  3. Ooh nice! I don't really read MG but I do love fairy tales and retellings!

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  4. Love the cover and it sounds really good. Middle Grade's are always so much fun to read. I'm always looking for books to read with my kids too. My son is super picky.
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  5. This sounds so fun! A young fairytale retelling sounds sooooo excited and enjoyable! I can't wait :) New follower!

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  6. Yes, I'm also very excited for this one. Sounds adorable and I'm crazy about fairytales and retellings :)

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  7. This one sounds adorable! I love retellings and in the past year I've became a huge fan of Middle Grade books... will definitely be checking this one out, great pick!!
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  8. This sounds delightful. Great choice!

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  9. This sounds pretty good! I'm obsessed with Once Upon a Time so I'll definitely read something about Rumplestiltskin. I'm a new GFC follower. :D

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