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

  • michelle
    Mar 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

  • Kami
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

    - This was a fun and refreshing new take on a classic fairy tale. - I liked Red and Rump better, but this was good. I liked this better than Jack. - I liked the Grump was the center of the story, and I liked learning about the dwarfish ways. The author was really clever with the ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 04, 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

    - This was a fun and refreshing new take on a classic fairy tale. - I liked Red and Rump better, but this was good. I liked this better than Jack. - I liked the Grump was the center of the story, and I liked learning about the dwarfish ways. The author was really clever with the ...

    What a fun fractured fairy tale! This is another fabulous book by Liesl Shurtliff, one that is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoyed Rump, Jack and Red. This time, Borlen, nicknamed Grump, is a tortured dwarf who doesn?t fit in. Born too close to The Surface, he struggles wit...

    I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, and a preview copy of the print book from the publisher through my district library services. This review is based on the final print copy. Unsurprisingly, this fourth fractured fairy tale from Liesl Shurtliff was...

    I have read all of Shurtliff?s other fairy retellings and always enjoy the blend of humor and thoughtfulness Shurtliff brings to her fairy tale retellings. This was a very fun fairy tale retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I ended up enjoying this a lot. The whole stor...

    A special thanks to Liesl Shurtlif for sending an ARC to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. In Shurtliff?s lastest fractured fairy tale, readers meet Borlen, a dwarf who was born just feet from the surface of the earth. As a result, he is afraid of being deep in the...

    E ARC from Netgalley I loved Jack and Red, so I'm trying to decide why I don't think this book would be as successful with my students. It's more introspective, and the beginning deals a lot with Borlen's (Grump) birth nearer the surface, and how he has difficulties dwelling in the ...

  • Laura Mossa
    Apr 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

    - This was a fun and refreshing new take on a classic fairy tale. - I liked Red and Rump better, but this was good. I liked this better than Jack. - I liked the Grump was the center of the story, and I liked learning about the dwarfish ways. The author was really clever with the ...

    What a fun fractured fairy tale! This is another fabulous book by Liesl Shurtliff, one that is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoyed Rump, Jack and Red. This time, Borlen, nicknamed Grump, is a tortured dwarf who doesn?t fit in. Born too close to The Surface, he struggles wit...

    I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, and a preview copy of the print book from the publisher through my district library services. This review is based on the final print copy. Unsurprisingly, this fourth fractured fairy tale from Liesl Shurtliff was...

    I have read all of Shurtliff?s other fairy retellings and always enjoy the blend of humor and thoughtfulness Shurtliff brings to her fairy tale retellings. This was a very fun fairy tale retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I ended up enjoying this a lot. The whole stor...

    A special thanks to Liesl Shurtlif for sending an ARC to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. In Shurtliff?s lastest fractured fairy tale, readers meet Borlen, a dwarf who was born just feet from the surface of the earth. As a result, he is afraid of being deep in the...

  • Tabby
    Mar 24, 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

    - This was a fun and refreshing new take on a classic fairy tale. - I liked Red and Rump better, but this was good. I liked this better than Jack. - I liked the Grump was the center of the story, and I liked learning about the dwarfish ways. The author was really clever with the ...

    What a fun fractured fairy tale! This is another fabulous book by Liesl Shurtliff, one that is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoyed Rump, Jack and Red. This time, Borlen, nicknamed Grump, is a tortured dwarf who doesn?t fit in. Born too close to The Surface, he struggles wit...

    I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, and a preview copy of the print book from the publisher through my district library services. This review is based on the final print copy. Unsurprisingly, this fourth fractured fairy tale from Liesl Shurtliff was...

    I have read all of Shurtliff?s other fairy retellings and always enjoy the blend of humor and thoughtfulness Shurtliff brings to her fairy tale retellings. This was a very fun fairy tale retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I ended up enjoying this a lot. The whole stor...

    A special thanks to Liesl Shurtlif for sending an ARC to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. In Shurtliff?s lastest fractured fairy tale, readers meet Borlen, a dwarf who was born just feet from the surface of the earth. As a result, he is afraid of being deep in the...

    E ARC from Netgalley I loved Jack and Red, so I'm trying to decide why I don't think this book would be as successful with my students. It's more introspective, and the beginning deals a lot with Borlen's (Grump) birth nearer the surface, and how he has difficulties dwelling in the ...

    I didn't like this one as much as Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin,Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk or Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood but it still was cute. Snow white got on my nerves though. ...

  • 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...

    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...

  • Karissa
    Apr 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

    - This was a fun and refreshing new take on a classic fairy tale. - I liked Red and Rump better, but this was good. I liked this better than Jack. - I liked the Grump was the center of the story, and I liked learning about the dwarfish ways. The author was really clever with the ...

    What a fun fractured fairy tale! This is another fabulous book by Liesl Shurtliff, one that is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoyed Rump, Jack and Red. This time, Borlen, nicknamed Grump, is a tortured dwarf who doesn?t fit in. Born too close to The Surface, he struggles wit...

    I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, and a preview copy of the print book from the publisher through my district library services. This review is based on the final print copy. Unsurprisingly, this fourth fractured fairy tale from Liesl Shurtliff was...

    I have read all of Shurtliff?s other fairy retellings and always enjoy the blend of humor and thoughtfulness Shurtliff brings to her fairy tale retellings. This was a very fun fairy tale retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I ended up enjoying this a lot. The whole stor...

  • Serenity
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

    - This was a fun and refreshing new take on a classic fairy tale. - I liked Red and Rump better, but this was good. I liked this better than Jack. - I liked the Grump was the center of the story, and I liked learning about the dwarfish ways. The author was really clever with the ...

    What a fun fractured fairy tale! This is another fabulous book by Liesl Shurtliff, one that is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoyed Rump, Jack and Red. This time, Borlen, nicknamed Grump, is a tortured dwarf who doesn?t fit in. Born too close to The Surface, he struggles wit...

    I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, and a preview copy of the print book from the publisher through my district library services. This review is based on the final print copy. Unsurprisingly, this fourth fractured fairy tale from Liesl Shurtliff was...

  • 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...

    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...

    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! ...

  • Aeicha
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

  • Pam
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

    - This was a fun and refreshing new take on a classic fairy tale. - I liked Red and Rump better, but this was good. I liked this better than Jack. - I liked the Grump was the center of the story, and I liked learning about the dwarfish ways. The author was really clever with the ...

    What a fun fractured fairy tale! This is another fabulous book by Liesl Shurtliff, one that is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoyed Rump, Jack and Red. This time, Borlen, nicknamed Grump, is a tortured dwarf who doesn?t fit in. Born too close to The Surface, he struggles wit...

    I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, and a preview copy of the print book from the publisher through my district library services. This review is based on the final print copy. Unsurprisingly, this fourth fractured fairy tale from Liesl Shurtliff was...

    I have read all of Shurtliff?s other fairy retellings and always enjoy the blend of humor and thoughtfulness Shurtliff brings to her fairy tale retellings. This was a very fun fairy tale retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I ended up enjoying this a lot. The whole stor...

    A special thanks to Liesl Shurtlif for sending an ARC to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. In Shurtliff?s lastest fractured fairy tale, readers meet Borlen, a dwarf who was born just feet from the surface of the earth. As a result, he is afraid of being deep in the...

    E ARC from Netgalley I loved Jack and Red, so I'm trying to decide why I don't think this book would be as successful with my students. It's more introspective, and the beginning deals a lot with Borlen's (Grump) birth nearer the surface, and how he has difficulties dwelling in the ...

    I didn't like this one as much as Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin,Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk or Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood but it still was cute. Snow white got on my nerves though. ...

    The story behind the seventh dwarf involved with Snow White. Told from Grump's perspective. The true story is certainly different from the one we humans tell. Grump is unhappy underground and finds a way to get to the Surface. He's discovered by the Queen and through magic has to obey...

  • Malissa
    Jun 01, 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

  • Tirzah
    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

  • 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Carolanne
    May 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

  • 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Julie Kirchner
    Apr 04, 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    I love these little middle grade fairytale retellings. They are just so much fun and full of laughter and moments of truth and understanding. How does an author take a beloved children's fairytale and make it new, by bringing it to you from a different point of view. Grump is the s...

    Everyone knows the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, right? Wrong! The true story doesn't really start with Snow White, it starts with a dwarf named Borlen (nicknamed Grump) who dreams of visiting the forbidden Surface. You see dwarves lives wayyyy underground, where they...

    I have enjoyed the other fairy tale retellings that Liesl Shurtliff has written, so I was looking forward to reading Grump?s point of view. There were some good messages in this one, including being yourself and learning that your choices reflect back on your character. I really like...

    Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copy. All opinions are my own. Liesl Shurtliff is the master at taking a well known fairy tale and giving you a completely different perspective. In this book, she takes the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and gives us an alterna...

    Having already read and loved Rump and Red by the Liesl Shurtliff, I was really looking forward to Grump and was not at all disappointed! Shurtliff has found a particular niche in the fairytale world that bridges a gap between picture books and full-on fantasy genre. Grump is perfect f...

    - This was a fun and refreshing new take on a classic fairy tale. - I liked Red and Rump better, but this was good. I liked this better than Jack. - I liked the Grump was the center of the story, and I liked learning about the dwarfish ways. The author was really clever with the ...

    What a fun fractured fairy tale! This is another fabulous book by Liesl Shurtliff, one that is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoyed Rump, Jack and Red. This time, Borlen, nicknamed Grump, is a tortured dwarf who doesn?t fit in. Born too close to The Surface, he struggles wit...

  • 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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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! ...

  • 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...