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Rump : the true story of Rumpelstiltskin
By Liesl Shurtliff

I am not sure if this book is going to be available in New Zealand yet but I sure do hope so. It has the most delightfully funny trailer and the story is sure to please middle grade readers (and one or two adult ones here as well).
For years we have known about Rumpelstiltskin but do we know the real story?

Rump is 12 years old and seems to be an easy target for all manner of taunts and jokes. The discovery of an old spinning wheel and a new special ability offers him a change of luck. But magic comes at a cost and before long he is on a dangerous journey. He has to fight pixies and trolls and of course a wicked queen with evil intentions.
This is just right for those children who love a bit of fantasy, fairytale and adventure all rolled up with a bit of humour. I will certainly be looking out for this one.