Friday, December 2, 2011

Rapunzel by John Cech - ESSENTIAL

Cech, John. Rapunzel. Sterling, 2010 $14.95 Content G-PICTURE BOOK.  

A classic fairy tale is great to add to any library.  

In Cech’s version Rapunzel’s adopted mom (aka the evil witch) catches on to her plans to build a rope ladder and escape the tower she has been living in since birth. She whisks Rapunzel away and brings harm to the prince who is trying to court her. Years of pain and suffering ensue before Rapunzel and the prince have their happy ever after. I liked this version because it seemed to have more plot to it than other versions. An afterword follows the story telling how the story has evolved.

EL (K-3) - ESSENTIAL. Shauna, reading teacher.

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