Grump: The (fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Liesl Shurtliff

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.5 Llamas


Ok ok, this might be my new favorite twist on Snow White; mostly cause it isn’t about Snow White! It is the story of the Seventh Dwarf Grump!!!!

The book is bout a dwarf who doesn’t want to live underground like all the other dwarves, instead he wants to live on the Surface. And he ends up meeting the Evil Queen. (Who is loco! By the way)

The book was AWESOME!!!! And very funny and entertaining. Though I did want to punch Snow White like 6 times throughout the book, (I got more attached to Grump the her) but I fell in love with all of them in the end.

Over all, this is a great book for boys and girls and I totally suggest it. Yes there is magic, but it’s very clean and definitely kid-friendly! I hope this review was helpful!!! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A very funny twist on Snow White
  • LOVE!!!!!!!


  • Some magic
  • And the queen is loco!

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 come true. Queen Elfrieda Veronika Ingrid Lenore (E.V.I.L.) is the best friend Grump always wanted, feeding him all the rubies he can eat and allowing him to rule at her side in exchange for magic and information. But as time goes on, Grump starts to suspect that Queen E.V.I.L. may not be as nice as she seems. . . .
When the queen commands him to carry out a horrible task against her stepdaughter Snow White, Grump is in over his head. He’s bound by magic to help the queen, but also to protect Snow White. As if that wasn’t stressful enough, the queen keeps bugging him for updates through her magic mirror! He’ll have to dig deep to find a way out of this pickle, and that’s enough to make any dwarf Grumpy indeed.

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