This funny fractured fairy tale goes behind the scenes of Rumpelstiltskin. New York Times Bestselling author Liesl Shurtliff "spins words into gold [Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor winner]."

In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. 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.

To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—he just might triumph in the end.

A Texas Bluebonnet finalist and winner of the ILA award for middle grade fiction, Rump is perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted or Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark and Grimm. And don't miss Liesl Shurtliff's other fairy tale retellings: Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk and Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood.

"A fresh riff on the Grimm Brothers' Rumpelstiltskin, told with wit from the impish point of view of the troublemaker himself." —People

"Lighthearted and inventive, Rump amusingly expands a classic tale." —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published on April 22, 2014 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 030797796X
ISBN-13: 9780307977960
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  • fantomsky26
    fantomsky26Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm33 stars
    I don't really like Rumpelstiltskin but this book is pretty good.
    • AcdubWednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:34 am
      It was really really good
      • savage2006
        savage2006Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:29 am
        best book ever !!!!!!!!
        • jdpc
          jdpcTuesday, February 7, 2017 at 9:08 am
          Its a good book but its sad because rump is made fun of his name but that was not his full name
          • lcisneroslaguna
            lcisneroslagunaMonday, January 30, 2017 at 7:30 am55 stars
            the book rump was actually kinda interesting because he is just trying to find out stuff that he didnt knew and now he knows what he wanted to know.
            • cbratsch
              cbratschThursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm44 stars
              If you want to read a book filled with action, comedy, and gold, read this story! Once, there was a boy names Rump, who had a secret talent. He must save the Opal, the miller's daughter and save the kingdom.
              • joseangel2320
                joseangel2320Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:29 am44 stars
                This is pretty interesting because rump is trying to find his whole name and goes on this adventure to find his destiny and his name
                • fade
                  fadeTuesday, January 3, 2017 at 3:34 pm
                  Rump is a story about a young boy, an outcast. With a name like his, no wonder he is constantly teased by the village boys. He lives with his grandmother, who grows weaker by the day. One day, Rump realizes something special about himself - he has the ability to turn straw into gold. But this isn't the old Rumpelstiltskin story you remember. While reading this book, you'll be invited into a world that you might have never even recognized yet. You'll follow along as Rump embarks on his quest to break his curse destined by the thread. Enjoy! :)
                  • kstrand1
                    kstrand1Monday, April 18, 2016 at 8:19 am55 stars
                    This book is really good. Every page it always makes you want to keep reading it.
                    • hollowitz
                      hollowitzTuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm11 star
                      I have it but need to wait. Because i need to read other books first.

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