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!