A Magical Classroom Novel

I am always looking for new novels to share with my students.  After many years of teaching, I have several favorites.  This year, I discovered “Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin” by Liesl Shurtliff.  I have to let you know that I was introduced to this fabulous novel, by Liesl Shurtliff’s son – who happens to be in my class this year.  I enjoyed the book so much, that I decided to study the novel with my class and created this fun Rump novel study unit to go along with it.

I love altered fairy tales, and “Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin” is just that.  From the beginning of the novel we get to know Rump in a way that we never did in the original story.  In fact, the story puts a different spin on most of the characters from the original story.  The theme of destiny, and finding your own way is prominent throughout the story.  I highly recommend that you check it out!  Let me know what you think of it. Enjoy!

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