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Liesl Shurtliff
Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT with the mountains for her playground. She is the author of RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, a Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection, and awarded the International Reading Association Children's and Young Adult Book Award. Coming... show more
Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT with the mountains for her playground. She is the author of RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, a Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection, and awarded the International Reading Association Children's and Young Adult Book Award. Coming soon are JACK: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, and RED: The True Story of Red Riding Hood.Liesl lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, three kids, and a cat named Felix. She loves paradoxes, puns, and pink pigs. Not really the pink pigs. She just really likes alliteration.
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 5 years ago
Audience: Middle Grade Format: Hardcover/Library Copy I was born just feet from the surface of the earth, completely unheard of for a dwarf, but it couldn't be helped. - first sentence The dwarf's name is Borlen and his nickname is Grump. This story is set in the same world as Rump, Jack, ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 6 years ago
Audience: Upper Elementary/Middle School The first time I tried my hand at magic, I grew roses out of my nose. - First sentence Red's granny is sick (maybe dying) and she is determined to find a way to save her. She sets off on an adventure that brings understanding, knowledge, fear, excitemen...
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 7 years ago
My daughter encouraged me to read Rump, also by Shurtliff, as soon as she finished it. I loved that she chose that book, because it looked like the big chunky books I always love, that invite a long stay on the couch under a cozy blanket (its gloomy and cold as I write this). While Rump is still on ...
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BagEndBooks rated it 8 years ago
I think I liked this book more than I liked Rump. Oh, Rump was good, but there were times when I was getting bored wondering when something was going to happen. Not so with Red. I couldn't figure out where the story was going and I couldn't wait to find out. I liked the inter-weaving of so many diff...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 8 years ago
I wavered between giving this book three and four stars. It's definitely an original retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin story, adapting it for a middle-grade audience and making Rumpelstiltskin just 12 years old when the events of the tale we know so well unfold. The story starts out with a nice set-u...
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