RUMPTY-DUDGET'S TOWER - A Children's Fairy Tale Adventure
Publisher: Abela Publishing
RUMPTY-DUDGET lived in a gray tower. His only pleasure was doing mischief.
The mischievous dwarf Rumpty-Dudget captures young Prince Henry and Henry's courageous sister, Princess Hilda, and brother, Prince Frank, set out to find and rescue him before Rumpty-Dudget can seize control of the kingdom!
They set out from their parent’s palace, which stands on the borders of a great forest, on the other side of which was Fairy Land. What adventures will the Prince and Princess have as they venture through the Great Forest in search of their brother? Will they find their stolen brother and will they be able to rescue him?
Join Princess Hilda and Prince Frank on this most important adventure.
10% of the profit from the sale of this little book will be donated to charities.
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE BOOK
IN 1877, Julian Hawthorne, son of the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, was living in Twickenham, near London. He recounts a tale about the inspiration for Rumpty-Dudget; “My sister Una happened to be describing a queer character she had met that day: she had a gift for making swift and vivid portraits in words. “He was a little Rumpty-Dudget of a man,” she said, concluding her description. She may have meant to say, “Rumpelstiltskin,” the name of a dwarf immortalised in the Grimm fairy-tales, with which we had been familiar in our childhood. But her variation struck me soundly, and I said to myself, I’ll write a story about him!”
But, in truth, the story, upon that inspiration, wrote itself. I had a fine time with it, and my own children, to whom it was read in manuscript, heartily approved it. Then Alexander Strahan, the publisher, and the first editor of the famous Contemporary Review, saw it and proclaimed, with many a Scottish burr, that it was “a varra fine piece of worrk, my boy, and does ye credit,” and he carried it off and published it in his new magazine for children.
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