What’s in a Name

Rump: The True Story of RumpelstiltskinRump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was another great example of why I love retold and fractured fairytales. Obviously, this was a retelling of Rumpelstilskin. Unlike the typical story, this one has Rump/Rumpel/Rumplestiltskin as the main character. It is a wonderful coming of age story and a personal search for destiny. The author takes us on a romping exploration of “what’s in a name”.
Our 5th grade curriculum includes fairytale reading and writing and I can’t wait to use this great novel in an extension project.

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