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Rapunzel's Revenge by Dean Hale

Rapunzel's Revenge (original 2008; edition 2008)

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

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Title:Rapunzel's Revenge
Authors:Dean Hale
Other authors:Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale (Illustrator)
Info:Bloomsbury USA Childrens (2008), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 144 pages
Collections:Read 2012-2013

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Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale (2008)


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Really fun Rapunzel story. I liked the comic book style. ( )
  EdenSteffey | Mar 14, 2018 |
This is a retelling of the original Rapunzel Fairy Tale. It is set in the wild west. When Rapunzel finds out the evil ways of her adopted mother, she sets out for revenge. ( )
  Mas119 | Nov 14, 2017 |
I liked the story. The art was...um....it was...not great..
I have since read another graphic novel illustrated by Nathan Hale. The art was better in that one.
He mentions in his other book that he has only done a year of art school.
That seems obvious.
I think this book could have been a 5 star book! Absolutely. But, the thing about graphic novels is that the art is just as important as the words.
The art drug this story down two whole stars for me. ( )
  mollypitchermary | Oct 11, 2017 |
A really interesting and exciting take on the Rapunzel and Jack tales. We read out of order, but it didn't hurt at all. ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
Found this by accident--it was shelved in the children's section and my son pulled it off the shelf. Not for a 3.5 year old, for certain, but loads of fun and a enjoyable melange of faerie tales, westerns, and swashbucklers all in one. Highly recommended! ( )
  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
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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
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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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