Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman's Rapunzel
hearkens to a time of dark forests, forbidden gardens, and secrets locked away in a tower. Rapunzel is an innocent, barefooted beauty with "long blonde hair, as thick and glowing as sunlight or beaten gold." This version of Rapunzel
is retold by Barbara Rogasky, who also collaborated with Hyman on The Golem
, The Water of Life
, and an illustrated collection of poetry for children, Winter Poems
. Rogasky's version of this fairy tale flows along in the best of old-fashioned, once-upon-a-time cadences, such as when the prince hears "Rapunzel's sweet, lonely voice singing a song that pierced his heart." As for the witch, Mother Gothel, "she was so feared that even people who had never seen her had nightmares about her." A not-to-be-missed fairy tale for eager readers and listeners who have a soft spot for enchanting adventure stories with happy endings. (Ages 5 to 9)
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From Publishers Weekly
This story from the Brothers Grimm receives a classic treatment; a lyrical text and haunting illustrations full of mood express the quintessential longing of the tale. In Waldherr's rendering, Rapunzel's tresses--like the heroine herself--have the beauty and deceptive strength of finely spun gold, while the tower and the surrounding forest seem to bear their own dark mysteries. Each piece of art is framed with a contrasting border--in some cases amplifying the scene, in others highlighting a simple but telling detail. The sum is a textually and visually resonant work, rich in enchantment and romance. Ages 4-8.
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