Friday, August 22, 2008

Rapunzel's Revenge

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale
Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. Rapunzel dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...a new twist...to the classic tale, creating a strong, sassy, braid-whipping character who waits for no prince. Nathan Hale's art...provides a snazzy counterpoint to the folksy text. A dash of typical fairy-tale romance, a strong sense of social justice and a spunky heroine make this a standout choice for younger teens.