jeffdaboss added a book review.
Rump is quite a remarkable book and is loosely based on the author's struggles. It's about a boy, Rump, living in the gold-mining part of a kingdom. He doesn't know much about his family history, due to his grandmother never really telling him. He doesn't even know his whole name, only that it begins with "rump", and that makes him a target of bullying. But when his grandmother dies, he is pushed to the edge. He learns of his magical powers to spin straw into gold, and he goes on an incredible adventure. He faces many obstacles over the period of a year, but he ends up with a satisfying conclusion. This book was great and it tells the amazing story of Rumpelstiltskin, some of which was never included in the original (or boring) versions.