“A fresh riff on the Grimm Brothers’ ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ told with wit from the impish point of view from the troublemaker himself.”
– People Magazine
AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!
“Liesl Shurtliff has the uncanny ability to make magical worlds feel utterly real, and the best part is: you don’t even need a beanstalk to visit them.”
– Tim Federle, author of Better Nate than Ever
RELEASED APRIL 12, 2016!
“Liesl Shurtliff has out-magicked herself! RED is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all!”
— Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
“As good as gold.”Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
Growing up, I wasn’t what you’d call a bookworm. In fact, for a lot of my childhood I struggled to read, and didn’t always connect with the books and materials assigned to me. But then I found books that showed me just how amazing reading could be and I was hooked. I loved Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, and Louis Sachar.
Today I am passionate not just about writing books kids will love, but also helping students grow confident in their own reading identity and writing skills. I’ve spoken in schools across the country, sharing my reading and writing journey, and leading the kids in creative writing workshops that reveal just how amazingly creative and intelligent they really are.
For more information on my school visits, click HERE.
Reading RUMP, JACK, or RED in a classroom or book club?
Liesl offers FREE 20 minute Skype Q&A sessions for groups who are reading her books. Her schedule for the 2017-2018 school year will open up in August of 2017. Check back then to reserve your time!
Though Liesl loves to receive letters in the mail, it’s impossible for her to respond to every letter. If you are expecting/hoping for a response, your best bet is to send her an email.