There are some good book trailers. There are some okay ones. And then there’s this one that’s absolutely adorable.
Fantastic, right? There’s a book trailer done right!
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff comes out April 9th, and it’s already received a starred review by Kirkus. Here’s what it’s about:
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.
Liesl and I share the same agent, so I’ve been anticipating this book for a while. I can’t wait to get it into the hands of my readers at the library. Congrats Liesl!