Rapunzel - Bethan Woollvin

Staff Pick

When we meet Rapunzel (Peachtree, $16.95) in author/illustrator Bethan Woollvin’s retelling, she’s already imprisoned in her tower. Her long, yellow tresses are the only way up and down just as in the original tale, but here, her witch captor is the only one who uses this curious ladder. There’s no prince in sight, but no matter; he’s clearly not needed. Strong black lines and snappy text demonstrate that this Rapunzel is clever, resourceful, and creative. She figures out how to escape the tower and get rid of her jailor. Simple, bold illustrations accented by the bright yellow of Rapunzel’s long, swirling hair depict the shrewd girl and an unsympathetic witch. Children and adults familiar with the more traditional tale will appreciate this Rapunzel’s take-charge approach. Ages 4-8.


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ISBN: 9781682630037
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Peachtree - October 3rd, 2017