Rapunzel: A Rebel Fairytale (Paperback)Bethan Woollvin (author)
A witty twist on a favourite fairy tale, this bold and funny story removes the handsome prince altogether, making Rapunzel the mistress of her own destiny.
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 the creator of Little Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, Bethan Woollvin's unique and striking art, printed with stunning pantone inks, and her drily comic voice make this the perfect gift for fairy tale fans of all ages.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 198 g
Dimensions: 251 x 249 x 6 mm
[Praise for Little Red:] Bethan Woollvin's version [of Little Red Riding Hood] has a far darker ending - and I loved it. The talented illustrator and writer has taken a childhood niggle as her premise for this bold feminist version of the story: would our caped heroine really have been taken in by a wolf in a bad grandma disguise? . . . I won't spoil the ending but let's just say Little Red wraps it up nicely (and warmly) and it has my three year old son thrilled at every read, begging for more. * The Times *
A talent to watch * Daily Mail *
Woollvin is a striking new talent with strong retro style illustrations and a simple, witty text. * Angels & Urchins *
Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin returns to enthral picture-book fans with a retelling of Rapunzel (Two Hoots) 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. * Guardian *
Fantastically stylish artwork and huge child appeal. Woollvin's snappy story-telling, quirky sense of humour and delightful visual jokes make this absolutely perfect for a young audience. * Nick Sharratt *
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