By Bethan Woollvin
Published by Two Hoots


Price £6.99
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 Two Hoots £6.99 9781447291404

Hansel & Gretel Two Hoots £6.99 9781509842704

Other retellings of this story:

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

Sarah Gibb: Rapunzel HarperCollins £7.99 9780007364800

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

Rachel Isadora: Rapunzel Putnam USA £12.99 9780399247729 Available from Willesden Bookshop

Paul Zelinsky: Rapunzel Puffin USA £6.99 9780590386029 Available from Willesden Bookshop

Vera Southgate: Rapunzel Ladybird £5.99 9780723297253

Tangled Disney film