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Created: 9th March, 2018

Rapunzel

Author: Bethan Woollvin
Illustrator: Bethan Woollvin
Publisher: Two Hoots

A pared back and twisted take on the traditional tale told with humour to be gleaned from reading the pictures. It begins with Rapunzel, here portrayed as a child, already encased in the tower without the back story explaining how she came to be there and reaches a conclusion in which she makes a joyful escape without the aid of a prince. As in her previous book Little Red, Bethan Woollvin uses a colour palette which incorporates only one standout colour amongst black, white and grey – in this case, a golden yellow used to highlight Rapunzel’s hair.

Also by Bethan Woollvin: Little Red (9781447291404), Two Hoots £7.99

Hansel & Gretel (9781509842704), Two Hoots £6.99

Other retellings of this story:

Lynn and David Roberts: Rapunzel: A Groovy 1970s Fairy Tale (9781843653189), Pavilion £6.99

Sarah Gibb: Rapunzel (9780007364800), HarperCollins £7.99

Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown: How the Library (NOT the Prince) Saved Rapunzel (9781847806628), Frances Lincoln £7.99

Chloe Perkins and Archana Sreenivasan: Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) (9781481490726), Little Simon £5.99

Rachel Isadora: Rapunzel (9780399247729), Putnam USA £12.99. Available from Willesden Bookshop

Paul Zelinsky: Rapunzel (9780590386029), Puffin USA £6.99. Available from Willesden Bookshop

Tangled, Disney film

For more about the Rapunzel tale see https://surlalunefairytales.com/h-r/rapunzel/rapunzel-tale.html 

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