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Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale
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Rapunzel's Revenge (2008)

by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale

Other authors: Nathan Hale (Illustrator)

Series: Rapunzel (1)

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Rapunzel’s Revenge is a fun riff on the Rapunzel fairytale with a few other fairytale references thrown in. The setting however is more typical of an American western than a fairytale. From Deserts to Badlands, with coyotes and jack-a-lopes, this is a western like I’ve never read about before, and Rapunzel with her twenty foot long braids that she is able to whip around like a lasso is a very different heroine for a fairytale.

This Rapunzel does things for herself in this swashbuckling and humorous story that is presented with clear and brightly colored artwork by Nathan Hale (no relation to the author) . She saves herself, along with her fellow countrymen and, most importantly, her mother, from years of enslavement to the evil Mother Gothel.
A fun story and a great female empowerment tale that is geared toward a younger audience. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Aug 4, 2015 |
For me, graphic novels are usually hit or miss. Rapunzel's Revenge landed somewhere in the middle. I loved the premise and the Western setting. It was also fun to see how the Hales incorporated other fairy tales into this story. Overall, it was just an "okay" reading experience for me; I'm not likely to re-read it.

3 stars ( )
  flying_monkeys | Apr 20, 2015 |
several in system - check graphic novels on separate shelves
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
I'm doing a book challenge and had to read a Graphic Novel, which is a first for me. My daughter loves them and this is her favorite.
  she_climber | Mar 17, 2015 |
A clever adaptation, and funny. ( )
  TrgLlyLibrarian | Feb 1, 2015 |
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Hale, Deanmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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For Christine Hale, aka Mom, who, but for a lack of mile-long hair and spiteful imprisonment by a witch, could have been the hero of this story
—S.H. and D.H.

To Lindsay, Leigh, and Layna: three cowgirls, my sisters
—N.H.
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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful little girl.
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Do not mix up the 2008 graphic novel with the Attic Press collection from the early 1990s. These are two completely different books!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159990070X, Hardcover)

Once upon a time, in a land you only think you know, lived a little girl and her mother . . . or the woman she thought was her mother.

Every day, when the little girl played in her pretty garden, she grew more curious about what lay on the other side of the garden wall . . . a rather enormous garden wall.

And every year, as she grew older, things seemed weirder and weirder, until the day she finally climbed to the top of the wall and looked over into the mines and desert beyond.

Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale teams up with husband Dean Hale and brilliant artist Nathan Hale (no relation) to bring readers a swashbuckling and hilarious twist on the classic story as you’ve never seen it before. Watch as Rapunzel and her amazing hair team up with Jack (of beanstalk fame) to gallop around the wild and western landscape, changing lives, righting wrongs, and bringing joy to every soul they encounter.

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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.… (more)

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