Review: Rapunzel

August 23, 2013 Whitney Review 3 Comments

Review: RapunzelRapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
Published by Scholastic on October 14, 2002
Genres: Fairy Tale Retelling
Source: Library

A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.

I really enjoyed Rapunzel.  It had all the makings of a great story, with a really interesting take on one-night stands.  There was danger, intrigue and a bit of romance.  I had only read the watered-down version when I was little and found it interesting to see what Disney left out.  Next to the likes of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty I think Rapunzel gets lost in the shuffle, which is very unfortunate as she there is more to her than just a great head of hair.


3 responses to “Review: Rapunzel

  1. Rapunzel is one of my favorite fairy tales! And I have read this one! I read it when I was taking children's literature in college several years back. It's beautiful.

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