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Rapunzel

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Floris Books, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Published: 24th Sep 1992
Dimensions: w 190mm h 270mm
ISBN-10: 0863151566
ISBN-13: 9780863151569
Barcode No: 9780863151569
Synopsis
With colour illustrations by Anastasiya Archipova, a collection of some of the best known tales of the Brothers Grimm, published together with its sequel THE GOLDEN GOOSE AND OTHER GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES.

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This rendition of Rapunzel hews very closely to the original, a familiar romantic adventure: Rapunzel's father is caught nipping rampion from the witch's garden to satisfy his pregnant wife's craving, and agrees to surrender the child to the witch to guarantee his wife's health. The witch trundles Rapunzel deep into the woods, and the old story plays out to its happy, hard-earned ending. What makes the book such a welcome addition to the fairy-tale thicket is Dusikova's artwork. The watercolors are soft but dramatic and transporting: The medieval town feels quite real, as does Rapunzel's remote and faintly sinister tower, and the action is compellingly depicted, e.g., the witch's scramble up the braid and the prince's terrible jump. Bell's translation is ideal for reading aloud. (Kirkus Reviews)