Monday, May 18, 2009

Rapunzel's Revenge

Rapunzel's Revenge

Hale, Shannon, and Dean Hale. Rapunzel's Revenge. New York: Bloomsbury, 2008.
ISBN: 9781599900704
(Image Credit: Cape May County Library, Cape May Court House, NJ)

Rapunzel escapes from her tower and begins her search to find her birth mother, and also distribute a little revenge.

Book Talk:
This is not your typical fairytale. Rapunzel grew up in a lush, magical villa surrounded by a towering wall. However, she is desperate to know what takes place in the world beyond it. When she takes a peek, it looks like Rapunzel may have sealed her fate. She is confined to a tower by her evil stepmother. This is where the fairy tale ends, and her adventure begins. Rapunzel is not rescued by a prince, she saves herself. Armed with her long hair, Rapunzel fights her way back across a desolate land in order to try and find her birth mother. Will she be able to stop her evil stepmother from destroying the lives of all the people in the land? Her will and her hair cause Rapunzel to be an almost unstoppable force, but she will be to contend with the strong powers of an evil witch?

Rapunzel's Revenge has been reviewed in the following publications:

  • An ALA 2009 Notable Children's Book
  • A YALSA 2009 Great Graphic Novel for Teens
  • A Kid's Indie Next for fall '08 (formerly known as Booksense Picks)
  • A Junior Library Guild Premiere Selection
  • Nominee for the Texas Lone Star reading list
  • A Best Book of the year from and
  • A Cybil Award winner
  • On the Dorothy Canfield Fisher ChildrenÕs Book Award Master List (Vermont)

Sharon Hale has previously won the Newbery Honor for Princess Academy.