Author Paul O. Zelinsky
Publication Date October 14, 2002
Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling
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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.