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Rump by Liesl Shurtliff is based on the story of Rumpelstiltskin. What a wonderful spin on a well known tale. I loved the characters in this magical 2015 Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee. The author did a great job of adding a fresh perspective to the story. I especially liked the gnomes and trolls. I found it very amusing to imagine little gnomes running around delivering memorized messages to people, kind of like text messages sent by person. A totally fun and surprisingly touching story of young Rump trying to find the rest of his name.