Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by: L. Shurtliff

Rump is a retelling of the story of Rumpelstiltskin.  In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is teased by everyone because of his name.  Rump’s mother died when he was born, gasping out half of his name as she died, leaving him with only half a name. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers that he has inherited his mother’s ability to spin straw into gold, but it comes at a heavy price. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse. He must go on a quest against the pixies, trolls, poison apples, and even a wicked queen. Will he be able to save his friend, Red what does he learn about himself?