RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE by Shannon Hale

RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE

by , , illustrated by
Age Range: 10 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

A beloved fairy tale gets a glossy graphic-novel makeover, reworked in a fanciful Old West setting. Rapunzel lives an idyllic life in Mother Gothel’s verdant villa until she dares question her about what lies beyond the outer wall. Her curiosity leads her to uncover the shocking truth about her past, resulting in her subsequent isolation in a faraway tower. Propelled by her strong desire to see Gothel brought to justice for her misdeeds, she escapes and embarks upon a journey to seek the truth. Along the way, she meets up with Jack (of beanstalk fame) and faces enemies of epic proportions, including sea serpents and a pack of murderous coyotes. The Hales apply a new twist (or three) to the classic tale, creating a strong, sassy, braid-whipping character who waits for no prince. Nathan Hale’s art, stylistically reminiscent of a picture book, 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. (Graphic fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-59990-070-4
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2008




MORE BY SHANNON HALE

ChildrenDANGEROUS by Shannon Hale
by Shannon Hale
ChildrenTHE STORYBOOK OF LEGENDS by Shannon Hale
by Shannon Hale
ChildrenPALACE OF STONE by Shannon Hale
by Shannon Hale

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenA TALE OF TWO CASTLES by Gail Carson Levine
by Gail Carson Levine
ChildrenOF GIANTS AND ICE by Shelby Bach
by Shelby Bach
ChildrenPRINCE OF THE ELVES by Kazu Kibuishi
by Kazu Kibuishi