This Rapunzel uses her long braids like lassos and rebels against the wicked Gothel in this graphic novel retelling of the classic fairy tale set in the Wild West. She joins forces with Jack (from Beanstalk fame) to rescue her real mother from the gold mines and destroy Gothel's power once and for all.
Similar books: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by Jon Scieszka,
The Frog Princess, by E. D. Baker
Awards won: 2009 Notable Children's Book / 2009 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Date read: 7/7/2009
Rapunzel Meets the Wild West
, grade 18
In this entirely different take on the fairy tale, husband and wife couple Shannon and Dean Hale write a graphic novel (illustrated by Nathan Hale, no relation to the husband/wife authors), retelling the tale of Rapunzel with a spin. Rather than using her hair to help suitors, Rapunzel uses her long hair to escape from her tower prison, where she has been locked by the woman who claimed to be her mother, Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel rules the whole society by using her growth magic to control agriculture. She rules with cruelty, leaving much of the population in poverty. When Rapunzel finds out what Mother Gothel has done with Rapunzel's real mother, she vows to save the day. Using her braids like lassos and teaming up with Jack, who carries a mysterious goose, Rapunzel's quest takes her on the adventure of a lifetime.
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