Rapunzel

Rapunzel

by John Cech, Fiona Sansom
     
 

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. John Cech and Fiona Sansom present an enchanting retelling of "Rapunzel," the tale of a poor couple forced to surrender their newborn daughter to a powerful witch. The witch hides the girl in a secluded tower—until, one day, a prince finds her . . . and everything changes.
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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. John Cech and Fiona Sansom present an enchanting retelling of "Rapunzel," the tale of a poor couple forced to surrender their newborn daughter to a powerful witch. The witch hides the girl in a secluded tower—until, one day, a prince finds her . . . and everything changes.

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All the expected elements are in place in this familiar fairy tale. Mother craves fresh lettuce; father is caught stealing it from the witch's garden. The witch extracts a terrible price, and the child Rapunzel is taken to a high tower, to which her hair becomes the only means of entry. A Prince finds her, but there are complications that are taken from some less-familiar versions of the tale. The Prince is blinded, Rapunzel is hidden away once more and there is much to endure before reaching a happy ending. Cech employs clear, descriptive language that is fresh and appealing to modern readers, at times seeming to speak directly to his audience. Varying in size from inserts to double-page spreads, with the text often placed in frames, Sansom's lovely medieval paintings complement and enhance the text, depicting the action while concentrating on emotional content. The witch appears appropriately frightening, and Rapunzel and the Prince express all their feelings in their facial expressions and body language. A splendid candidate for a crowd-pleasing read-aloud. (note on story variations) (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402769115
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
Classic Fairy Tale Collection Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,333,334
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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