In a magical kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke.
But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold-as much gold as he wants! His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse.
To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship-and a cheeky sense of humor-he just might triumph in the end.
An inventive fairytale retelling, perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale.