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Rapunzel's revenge /

by Hale, Shannon; Hale, Dean; Hale, Nathan [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury, 2008.Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 144 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781439573693; 1439573697.Subject(s): Revenge -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Outlaws -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | West (U.S.) -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Revenge -- Fiction | Outlaws -- Fiction | Graphic novels | Graphic novels -- Juvenile | Comics (Graphic works) | Graphic novels -- Juvenile | Graphic novels -- United States | Comics (Graphic works) | Graphic novels | Comic books, strips, etc. -- Young adult | Graphic novels -- Young adult | Young adult nonfiction | YRCA book award: Junior: Winner -- 2011 | Comic books, strips, etc | CartoonsA Junior Library Guild selectionAwards: PNLA Young Reader's Choice Award, Junior division, 2011.Summary: Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. Rapunzel dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.
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Using her long, braided hair as a lasso, Rapunzel teams up with a wild outlaw named Jack and heads west to start a brand new life filled with grand adventures and crazy characters in this colorful graphic novel. Simultaneous. 50,000 first printing.

A Junior Library Guild selection

PNLA Young Reader's Choice Award, Junior division, 2011.

Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. Rapunzel dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.

Accelerated Reader MG 3.2 1.0 122757.

Reading Counts 6-8 2.7 6.0 Quiz: 44177.

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Horn Book Review

(Intermediate, Middle School) Shannon and Dean Hale's graphic novel treatment transforms Rapunzel into a spunky, hair-whip-toting cowgirl. After her eyes are opened to her stepmother Gothel's evil nature, Rapunzel is imprisoned high in a tree in a magic forest, where the ambient growing magic leaves her with twenty-foot braids for use as lassos or weapons. Escaping on her own initiative (a pompous would-be rescuer arrives too late), sixteen-year-old Rapunzel then joins with a stolen-goose-toting rapscallion named Jack to rescue her enslaved mother and end Gothel's reign of terror. Readers familiar with graphic novels will feel at home with the conventions of image cropping, text placement, and facial emotional cues. Newbies may not realize how particularly well-matched the Hales' gutsy tale is to its format, but this introduction -- with its high action quotient, immediate sensory thrills, and wisecracking heroes -- should win many converts. Illustrator Nathan Hale mixes the familiar and offbeat in his settings, transporting our heroine from Gothel's eerily deserted villa to the carved sandstone of dusty arroyos to a birch forest that's home to the Duggers, miniature miners who bring to mind the seven dwarfs. Rapunzel's maturation and growing sophistication are enjoyable to watch, as is the deepening friendship-flowering-into-romance between her and Jack (and yes, he's that Jack). With such a successful debut, one hopes to see more graphic novels from this trio. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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