Author: Liesl Shurtliff

Book Review: Red: The True ..

Book Review: Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

Review Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood is another excellent retelling by Liesl Shurtliff. We meet her a little in Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin but it’s great to see her in her own tale. Red is visiting her grandmother and recounts the times that she has messed up magic, almost killing her grandmother in one incident. Instead of trying again, she tends to avoid doing magic. When she finds out her grandmother is ill and may be on the verge of her deathbed, she heads out to gather ingredients for a cure-all spell. Instead of completing the […]

Posted March 4, 2016
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Book Review: Rump: The True..

Book Review: Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Rump is a novel telling a new story about how Rumpelstiltskin became a part of the fairy tale. As a young boy, his full name was never revealed, just part of it – Rump. Ever since then, he has literally been the butt of every joke and having such a poor name in a place where names are most important, he feels like he is incomplete. Living with his grandmother, his mother dying when giving birth to him, he finds himself at a bit of a standstill until he finds his mother's old spinning wheel and even with a warning […]

Posted November 30, 2013
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