Author(s): Bethan Woollvin

Picture Books (Paperback)

There's more to Rapunzel than excellent hair� A defiant twist on a classic fairy tale from award-winning creator, Bethan Woollvin.Golden-haired princess Rapunzel is kept trapped in her lofty tower by a wicked witch, who lops off locks of her beautiful hair and sells them for her own profit. Can Rapunzel ever figure out a way to escape?From celebrated author-illustrator of Little Red, a 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, comes another witty twist on a favourite tale. Bold and infinitely funny, Rapunzel removes the handsome prince altogether, making our heroine the mistress of her own destiny!Printed with stunning pantone inks, Bethan Woollvin's unique and striking artwork paired with her signature dry humour makes this the perfect gift for fairy tale fans of all ages.Praise for Rapunzel:"Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin returns to enthrall picture-book fans with a retelling of Rapunzel in her characteristic, starkly beguiling graphic black and white. The contrasting waves of Rapunzel's hair, in over-saturated buttery yellow, light up a heroine every bit as defiant, quick-witted and tough as Woollvin's award-winning Little Red." -The Guardian"This is Rapunzel as you've never seen her before. Rising star Woollvin dispatches with the prince and lets her golden-haired princess rely on courage and wits to thwart her witchy captor. A dark, witty and playful retelling with a wonderfully feminist twist." -The Bookseller"Empowerment in leaps and bounds." -Kirkus Reviews"It's about time that Rapunzel saved herself, and in Woollvin's sly follow-up to 2016's Little Red, she does exactly that� Thanks to Woollvin, readers may grow up thinking this just-wicked-enough retelling is the classic one; if they ever stumble across versions with the prince, they may wonder why he was thought necessary." -Publishers Weekly"Utilizing simple, bold strokes of yellow, black, and gray inks, Woollvin expressively fills each page with eye-catching details that will bring readers back for another look. Fans of her Little Red will enjoy this latest feisty and intelligent heroine." -Booklist"Woollvin offers another wryly comic rewrite of a Grimm's favorite, updating it with a can-do, self-rescuing heroine� Bold, graphic illustrations� capture the fusion of modern and traditional elements and offer sly tidbits of humor." -The Horn Book Magazine"Pockets of eye-popping aureolin rivaling the brightest of yellow hues add to the black and grayscale to bring warmth and humor to the dark woods with a distinctive, quirky signature style as Rapunzel fearlessly rallies to her own rescue." -Foreword Reviews


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General Fields

  • : 9781509842681
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Two Hoots
  • : July 2018
  • : .5 Centimeters X 24.9 Centimeters X 25.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bethan Woollvin
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 32