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Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fractured fairy tale will charm and delight young readers.

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Liesl Shurtliff's debut novel, Rump, has plenty of charm, whimsy, and humor to entertain and delight young readers. Children familiar with the "Rumpelstiltskin" fairy tale will appreciate some of the details more than those who aren't, but you don;t have to know the old story to enjoy this one. It stands well on its own, presenting an unusual but relatable hero in a fun fantasy world. The story is well paced, and although the writing doesn't dazzle, it deftly holds the reader's interest and keeps us rooting for the fun and funny new hero.

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