Monday, April 8, 2013

ARC Spotlight – RUMP: THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPELSTILTSKIN by Liesl Shurtliff


Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
 

 
In a magical 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—as much gold as he wants! 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.

Recommended for fans of: MG Fractured Fairy Tales / Fantasy

I love books in which we see the story told from the “villain's” perspective, and Shurtliff does an amazing job with RUMP. Rump really isn’t a villain at all, just a boy tangled in magic who must gain the confidence he needs to get himself out of his bad situation. Kids will love the humor and adults will enjoy the wit. I can definitely relate to Rump and his anxiety over his strange name. I also like the message that we are each in charge of our own destinies. I highly recommend this fairy tale fantasy adventure!

RUMP: THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPLESTILTSKIN is out tomorrow, April 9th
 
I'll be back Wednesday with another giveaway!
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Such an adorable idea. hahaha I really love that. Everyone must start somewhere. Whatever gave you the idea of picking this character. I came here because you left a nice comment on my personal blog, thanks for stopping by, by the way, but I so glad I did, as I got the chance to catch this announcement. How would you like an interview on my writing blog? I post on Fridays. Send me an email and I'll give you more information if you're interested.

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    1. Hi Anna! Thanks for stopping by!

      Did you want to feature my book, or Liesl's on your blog? Liesl Shurtliff wrote RUMP and is another Chicago Author. With RUMP out tomorrow she may be a bit busy but her blog is www.writerropes.blogspot.com. It's a really clever MG book that I highly recommend!

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

    That is priceless!

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  3. The Rumpelstiltskin fairytale has always been one of my favorites. This book sounds like a lot of fun! Definitely adding this to my wishlist. :)

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  4. I'm so glad you stopped by to visit my blog (www.threegnomes.blogspot) because I was able to learn more about your book.

    The cover looks incredible so I had to check it out. I'm definately going to buy your book and return to your blog.

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  5. Sounds like a good twist on the fairy tale! Thanks for featuring it!

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