Monday, February 15, 2010

Review: Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale

Rapunzel's Revenge
Author: Shannon and Dean Hale
Publication: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (August 5, 2008)

Product Description: Once upon a time, in a land you only think you know, lived a little girl and her mother . . . or the woman she thought was her mother.
Every day, when the little girl played in her pretty garden, she grew more curious about what lay on the other side of the garden wall . . . a rather enormous garden wall.

And every year, as she grew older, things seemed weirder and weirder, until the day she finally climbed to the top of the wall and looked over into the mines and desert beyond.

Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale teams up with husband Dean Hale and brilliant artist Nathan Hale (no relation) to bring readers a swashbuckling and hilarious twist on the classic story as you’ve never seen it before. Watch as Rapunzel and her amazing hair team up with Jack (of beanstalk fame) to gallop around the wild and western landscape, changing lives, righting wrongs, and bringing joy to every soul they encounter.

My Thoughts: This was a fun middle grade graphic novel. It started with the story of Rapunzel but quickly went beyond the story. Rapunzel and Jack have lots of adventures as they try to stay ahead of pursuers and find a way to defeat Mother Gothel. Along the way Rapunzel uses her long hair as a whip and a lasso and Jack keeps carting along a goose. The illustrations were well-done and the story exciting.

Challenges: In the Middle Challenge, RYOB Challenge

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