Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rump, comes the true story behind another unlikely hero: a grumpy dwarf who gets tangled up in Snow White's feud with the wicked queen. Ever since he was a dwarfling, Borlen (nicknamed "Grump") has dreamed of visiting The Surface, so when opportunity knocks, he leaves his cavern home behind. At first, life aboveground is a dream From the New York Times bestselling author of Rump, comes the true story behind another unlikely hero: a grumpy dwa...

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Title:Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Author:Liesl Shurtliff
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1524717010
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Reviews

  • Stacie
    Jul 22, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

  • Mrs Bond
    Dec 11, 2017

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

  • Cara
    Feb 20, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

  • Mindy
    May 18, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

  • Barbara
    May 31, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

    Her best one yet. ...

    Liesl Shurtliff's *Rump* was on a reading list for the state of Illinois last year, so I was familiar with her series from that. This is a truly original take on the Snow White story. Shurtliff's world-building is fantastic, and I know the kids in my area are going to eat this book up ...

    Grump is a fractured fairy tale told from one of Snow White?s dwarfs POV. Readers of all ages will not only fall in love with, but relate to Grump. He is different from other dwarfs, but doesn?t let that hold him back. Make sure to add this to your preorder list! ...

    Another fractured fairy tale winner from Liesl Shurtliff! From his birth Grump is different than the other dwarves, yearning to move toward the surface rather than dig into the depths of the caverns. What's up there? Up on The Surface? Grump, er, Borlen, gets what he wants, but at a co...

    This is a hilarious and heartfelt version of Snow White & the 7 Dwarves. You will love Grump, aka Borlen, who doesn't seem to fit in with his fellow dwarves. After a trip to The Surface, things go awry and adventures ensue. Just like the rest of Liesl's fractured fairy tales, this ...

    Borlen, unlike most dwarves, was born quite close to the surface. Ever since his birth he's been afraid to go deeper, something unheard of for a dwarf, and he has craved to see the world on the surface, something that is forbidden in dwarf culture. So since his birth Borlen has been la...

    ?We all need to reflect on ourselves from time to time, because life is one big mirror. That which we put out into the world will always come back to us.? Fizznugget! Whoever heard of a dwarf who?s afraid of depths? Why would any dwarfling want to see the Surface? Everyone kno...

    Ever since I read the deliciously funny Rump, I have been a fan of this author and her work. She surely knows her way around a fairy tale, and as other reviewers have remarked, she breathes new life into old, familiar fairy tales. In this case, she's chosen to provide the back story fo...

  • Laurie
    Feb 15, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

  • Diane
    Jun 15, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

    Her best one yet. ...

    Liesl Shurtliff's *Rump* was on a reading list for the state of Illinois last year, so I was familiar with her series from that. This is a truly original take on the Snow White story. Shurtliff's world-building is fantastic, and I know the kids in my area are going to eat this book up ...

    Grump is a fractured fairy tale told from one of Snow White?s dwarfs POV. Readers of all ages will not only fall in love with, but relate to Grump. He is different from other dwarfs, but doesn?t let that hold him back. Make sure to add this to your preorder list! ...

    Another fractured fairy tale winner from Liesl Shurtliff! From his birth Grump is different than the other dwarves, yearning to move toward the surface rather than dig into the depths of the caverns. What's up there? Up on The Surface? Grump, er, Borlen, gets what he wants, but at a co...

    This is a hilarious and heartfelt version of Snow White & the 7 Dwarves. You will love Grump, aka Borlen, who doesn't seem to fit in with his fellow dwarves. After a trip to The Surface, things go awry and adventures ensue. Just like the rest of Liesl's fractured fairy tales, this ...

    Borlen, unlike most dwarves, was born quite close to the surface. Ever since his birth he's been afraid to go deeper, something unheard of for a dwarf, and he has craved to see the world on the surface, something that is forbidden in dwarf culture. So since his birth Borlen has been la...

    ?We all need to reflect on ourselves from time to time, because life is one big mirror. That which we put out into the world will always come back to us.? Fizznugget! Whoever heard of a dwarf who?s afraid of depths? Why would any dwarfling want to see the Surface? Everyone kno...

  • A.L. Sowards
    Jul 14, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

  • Elley Murray
    Jul 10, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

  • Meredith Spidel
    Aug 17, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

  • Jana
    May 26, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    Jul 26, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

  • Michele Knott
    Mar 28, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

  • Dheril Sofia
    Sep 06, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

  • Lesley Burnap
    Dec 10, 2017

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

    Her best one yet. ...

    Liesl Shurtliff's *Rump* was on a reading list for the state of Illinois last year, so I was familiar with her series from that. This is a truly original take on the Snow White story. Shurtliff's world-building is fantastic, and I know the kids in my area are going to eat this book up ...

    Grump is a fractured fairy tale told from one of Snow White?s dwarfs POV. Readers of all ages will not only fall in love with, but relate to Grump. He is different from other dwarfs, but doesn?t let that hold him back. Make sure to add this to your preorder list! ...

    Another fractured fairy tale winner from Liesl Shurtliff! From his birth Grump is different than the other dwarves, yearning to move toward the surface rather than dig into the depths of the caverns. What's up there? Up on The Surface? Grump, er, Borlen, gets what he wants, but at a co...

  • Suzie
    Jun 15, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

    Her best one yet. ...

  • Michelle Simpson
    Jan 30, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

  • Erin Varley
    Dec 10, 2017

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

    Her best one yet. ...

    Liesl Shurtliff's *Rump* was on a reading list for the state of Illinois last year, so I was familiar with her series from that. This is a truly original take on the Snow White story. Shurtliff's world-building is fantastic, and I know the kids in my area are going to eat this book up ...

    Grump is a fractured fairy tale told from one of Snow White?s dwarfs POV. Readers of all ages will not only fall in love with, but relate to Grump. He is different from other dwarfs, but doesn?t let that hold him back. Make sure to add this to your preorder list! ...

    Another fractured fairy tale winner from Liesl Shurtliff! From his birth Grump is different than the other dwarves, yearning to move toward the surface rather than dig into the depths of the caverns. What's up there? Up on The Surface? Grump, er, Borlen, gets what he wants, but at a co...

    This is a hilarious and heartfelt version of Snow White & the 7 Dwarves. You will love Grump, aka Borlen, who doesn't seem to fit in with his fellow dwarves. After a trip to The Surface, things go awry and adventures ensue. Just like the rest of Liesl's fractured fairy tales, this ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jan 27, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

  • Becky B
    Sep 19, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

    Her best one yet. ...

    Liesl Shurtliff's *Rump* was on a reading list for the state of Illinois last year, so I was familiar with her series from that. This is a truly original take on the Snow White story. Shurtliff's world-building is fantastic, and I know the kids in my area are going to eat this book up ...

    Grump is a fractured fairy tale told from one of Snow White?s dwarfs POV. Readers of all ages will not only fall in love with, but relate to Grump. He is different from other dwarfs, but doesn?t let that hold him back. Make sure to add this to your preorder list! ...

    Another fractured fairy tale winner from Liesl Shurtliff! From his birth Grump is different than the other dwarves, yearning to move toward the surface rather than dig into the depths of the caverns. What's up there? Up on The Surface? Grump, er, Borlen, gets what he wants, but at a co...

    This is a hilarious and heartfelt version of Snow White & the 7 Dwarves. You will love Grump, aka Borlen, who doesn't seem to fit in with his fellow dwarves. After a trip to The Surface, things go awry and adventures ensue. Just like the rest of Liesl's fractured fairy tales, this ...

    Borlen, unlike most dwarves, was born quite close to the surface. Ever since his birth he's been afraid to go deeper, something unheard of for a dwarf, and he has craved to see the world on the surface, something that is forbidden in dwarf culture. So since his birth Borlen has been la...

  • Lola
    May 29, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

  • Margaux
    Dec 19, 2017

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

    Her best one yet. ...

    Liesl Shurtliff's *Rump* was on a reading list for the state of Illinois last year, so I was familiar with her series from that. This is a truly original take on the Snow White story. Shurtliff's world-building is fantastic, and I know the kids in my area are going to eat this book up ...

  • Yvonne Olson
    Jan 16, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

  • Fifi
    Jul 07, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Sep 27, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

  • Sandy O'Brien
    Dec 23, 2017

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

    Her best one yet. ...

    Liesl Shurtliff's *Rump* was on a reading list for the state of Illinois last year, so I was familiar with her series from that. This is a truly original take on the Snow White story. Shurtliff's world-building is fantastic, and I know the kids in my area are going to eat this book up ...

    Grump is a fractured fairy tale told from one of Snow White?s dwarfs POV. Readers of all ages will not only fall in love with, but relate to Grump. He is different from other dwarfs, but doesn?t let that hold him back. Make sure to add this to your preorder list! ...

  • Carolina  (fictionologyst)
    Jul 25, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...

    11qa ...

    This one took a few chapters for my kids to get into, but soon enough they were begging for "one more chapter." ...

    It is so fun! Reading a Snow White story from dwarf's point of view gives me deeper and adventurous experience! ...

    I enjoy reading traditional fairy tales from a side character's perspective. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's really fun to see how the author gets you there. This installment wasn't as strong as the other two for me. I liked Grump's story, but it just took too long to...

    Once again, Liesl Shurtliff takes a familiar fair tale and puts a whole new spin on it! In this book, we hear the tale from Grump?s (also known as Borlen) point of view. I think kids are going to be lined up for this one just as they have been for the others. ...

    Grump is a wonderful addition to Shurtliff's world of fairy tales and magic. I loved how three-dimensional the character of Grump was. His struggles and battles were real and relatable. His friendships with Snow White and the other dwarves were full of trials and setbacks but showed th...

    This book was so cute! Such a fun and creative explanation of this favorite tale. I want to read all the others in this series now! ...

    I hate most of the characters but love the plot and the worldbuilding. Full review coming up soon! ...

  • Carrie
    May 09, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

  • Completely Melanie
    Aug 18, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

  • Angy
    Jul 02, 2018

    3.5 stars. That?s right. This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White, from the point of view of one of her seven dwarves, Grump. Grump is not in the story for observation purposes only. He also acts. He plays a grand role in Snow White?s tale?that starts out as his own, bef...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is a middle grade fantasy retelling of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story brings to light the saying of there?s three versions of every story, his, hers and the truth. This is Gr...

    Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff is an audible book I got from the library. It is probably a kids book but I enjoyed it just the same. It has the Grump the main character in a revised story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is ...

    This was a very cute retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this is the story of Grump's part in all of this. I really enjoyed reading this with my son. I like that it shows a different perspective. ...

    This was so whimsical and adorable! A unique, lighthearted retelling of Snow White. Perfect for when you want something lighter and less intense, but still engaging. I loved this! ...

    Liesl Shurtliff is one of my bosses FAVORITE fairytale-esque authors. I mentioned to her, once, that I loved Rumpelstiltskin and wanted to read more retellings of it, and she shoved Rump in my hands. At the time, I didn't want to read it, and forgot about it for a little, until I heard...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Did you think that fractured fairy tales were only for picture books? Well then think again! Liesl Shurtliff has spun an incredible story around a classic fairy tale. From the day Borlen (nicknamed Grump) was born he was never like the other dwarves. Because of u...

    I had the opportunity to read a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review. This middle grade fantasy novel is the latest in a series of books giving the back story of some of our favorite fairy tales: Rump ? The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack ? The Tr...

    I absolutely love a fairy tale retelling, and one from Liesl Shurtliff makes me love them even more! I have adored every book she has written. Liesl writes her characters perfectly and every one is unique and fun. Grump was especially fun. It was written on "Grumpy's" point of view. I ...

    I love this book! This is a fun to read reimagninging of the dwarves who protected Snow White, particularly the one known as Grumpy. While she does make an appearance, Snow White is a minor character in this tale. Instead we follow the life of Borlen (aka Grumpy) as he struggles betwee...

    Perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted books. Grump is a fun twist on the Snow White story you think you know, told from the point of view of "Grump," a misfit dwarf who was born too close to the surface and it made him a little odd. (He actually reminds me a bit of Ar...

    Borlen is not like other dwarves. He is not very strong, he doesn?t sing, and he hates being underground. Borlen longs to experience the world above, and a chance to break through the surface gives Borlen the opportunity he has always dreamed of. But, the outside world is not as glor...

    Don?t tell the other characters in the ?Fairly True? series, but this one is probably my favorite! So much to talk about - identity, being torn between responsibilities/loyalties, can you control your fate? I hope we have more of these stories coming! ...

    Probably the best re-telling or version of Snow White I?ve read! It?s so easy to pick up and delve into the world of dwarves. There are many twists and turns that make the book so much fun to read! ...