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Rapunzel's Revenge by Dean Hale
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Rapunzel's Revenge (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale (Illustrator)

Series: Rapunzel (1)

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Title:Rapunzel's Revenge
Authors:Dean Hale
Other authors:Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale (Illustrator)
Info:Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (2008), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:graphic novel

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Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale (2008)

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Graphic novel-interesting twist on the tradtional tale. The setting, action, and humor really surprised me. ( )
  rachelmuegge | Jul 23, 2014 |
A story quite unlike you've ever heard before, pits long-tressed Rapunzel against all sorts of evils...boars, serpents, outlaws, but since she has her trusty friend Jack by her side, no one can defeat them. A fresh and imaginative take on a few fairy-tales that are all combined in this expertly illustrated graphic version, Rapunzel's Revenge will have you rooting for this strong, fearless girl and her wily companion. ( )
  jackiewark | Jul 17, 2014 |
Equal opportunity heroism--love the way this retelling uses humor and turns the princess in need of rescue on its head. Important social justice elements, too.
  Ms.Kunz | Jul 14, 2014 |
This is a retelling of a familiar tale. Rapunzel is put in a tower, this time a tree, by her evil “mother.” This time around Rapunzel saves herself. She’s smart, adventurous and caring. She teems up with Jack, who is well meaning but a little bumbling at times, to find her real mother. This is a great book, I personally really enjoyed the fast pace and beautiful drawings. I appreciated that the relationships between the characters felt genuine. I would recommend this to kids who are looking for action adventure books, re-told fairy tales, and readers looking for strong female characters. ( )
  Anna.Nash | Mar 17, 2014 |
A surprising retelling of the fairy tale of Rapunzel, with the title heroine as a feisty wrangler who uses her long hair as a lasso in a magical version of the Old West. The students at my school libraries can't get enough of this book, so much so that it's rarely available. I started looking through it while I was shelving one day to see what all the fuss was about, and was immediately hooked. The graphic novel makes a story that might not otherwise be approachable for younger readers (my schools are K-4) easy enough to follow that I'd argue to lower Amazon's recommended age range. I can see why the story appeals to 4th grade girls especially. It would definitely resonate with Disney princess fans, featuring a strong, capable heroine, humor, and hints of romance. ( )
  Octokitten | Feb 17, 2014 |
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Hale, Shannonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, Deanmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, NathanIllustratorsecondary 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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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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