Monday, October 14, 2013

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

I am always looking for new read alouds, and I found one that I absolutely love! The book is called Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff. This is such a cute fractured fairytale of the story of Rumpelstiltskin. Here is a summary from

"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. 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."

My students absolutely loved this story. They begged me to read more and more everyday! If you are looking for a new read aloud, I would suggest checking this one out :)


  1. Thanks for the suggestion! I will definitely check this out!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Are We There Yet?
    I am reading this right now and loving it! It's really great. I recently read The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlan (she wrote Sarah Plain and Tall) anyway - it's a short book but very thought provoking. My students had some really great conversations - deep thinking! I also read Capture the Flag by Kate Messner - it's a good, exciting read - pretty fast moving action.
    Are We There Yet?