Friday, August 1, 2008
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale
Yee-haw! Rapunzel's here and she's ready to ride! She thinks. After all, she's ridden a wild boar, so a horse should be no problem, right?
This retelling of Rapunzel's story combines the magical and fairy tale elements of the original story with a wild west adventure. Dwarf miners, giant rattlesnakes, Jack and his goose that (maybe) lays golden eggs, and a happy ending. The art is wonderful, full of life and expression, and supports the perfect blending of wild west and fairy tale.
I'll be recommending this to fans of adventure stories, fairy tales, westerns, fantasy, graphic novels, family stories, romance, and basically anybody who happens to walk by!
Verdict: This is going to be one of the graphic novel classics of the middle grade group. Purchase it now if you missed out on it before!
ISBN: 978-1599900704; Published August 2008 by Bloomsbury; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library