Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Release Date: April 9th, 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

S u m m a r y :

In a magical kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke.
Rump has never known his full name—his mother died before she could tell him. So all his life he's been teased and bullied for his half-a-name. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. For Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold. Magical gold.

His best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous—and she's right! That gold is worth its weight in trouble. And with each thread he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse.

There's only one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump just might triumph in the end.

An inventive fairytale retelling, perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale.
via Goodreads ]

Reason for waiting:
Another middle grade with an extremely long title lol! I'm pretty excited for this title. Middle Grade + Rump? I've developed a soft spot for Rumpelstiltskin thanks to Once Upon A Time :P oh and his best friend is Red Riding Hood?! Sounds like an adventurous re-telling!

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. I keep seeing this around lately and I giggle every time. Such a cute sounding story. :D

    1. @Becky Right?! And Red Riding Hood as his best friend?! I'm totally excited for this!