NBC’s Grimm is one of my favorite shows. The show is an updated version of the Brothers Grimm. During the first episode the viewers discover that Nick Burkhardt, a Portland detective, is actually a Grimm. For centuries Grimms have battled the evils. As a Grimm, Nick can see what creature is really hidden behind the façade of a human. It is this play on old stories that are so fun to watch and read.
Recently I received an advance reader’s copy of
Rump does have a friend named Red. Her grandmother lives in the forest. See another twist to the old stories. As Rump gets older he discovers that he can spin straw into gold. This of course leads to many bad times for the two friends.
I am not going to give away more about the story because you need to have fun reading it. I am ordering a copy this week for the classroom, so that it gets passed around and read by kids. Rump is filled with humor, no parents, evil people, magic and more humor. It has everything a boy read wants, and needs in a book.
Too often books based on old stories get lost in trying to take themselves too seriously. Ms. Shurtliff has fun, and that is why I REALLY enjoyed Rump The True Story of Rumpelstilskin.