I love fairy tales and this one is no exception. So I first heard of this book when a sixth grader at the school I was student teaching at told me about it. I had heard of Rumpelstiltskin but I always pictured him as an old man sitting in a tower spinning. Then I read this book, which depicts him as a young boy named Rump, who is looking for his name. He is short and stopped growing because he didn’t know his full name. It was a fun fantasy story that is appealing to me and to kids. I would like to read more “true stories” of fairy tale characters 🙂 .