Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale

You may be familiar with Shannon Hale from her Goose Girl story, if you are (as I suspect since you are reading this) a fan of the fairy tale adaptations. More recently Hale turned her skills to Rapunzel's tale, or tails if you like.

Rapunzel's Revenge

What I didn't realize when I ordered Rapunzel's Revenge was that the book is a graphic novel. The story is written by Shannon Hale and her husband, Dean, and illustrated by Nathan Hale (apparently of no relation). It's an excellent retelling, bringing the tale up to more modern sensibilities (Rapunzel is able to rescue herself, for example). The artwork is lovely and sets the scene beautifully, taking the reader right into the tale. I honestly have no complaints at all about this work.

There are some great reviews and descriptions over at, so I'll just point you their way if you want more details. It definitely deserves it's 4.5 star rating and I would go so far as to say that should be a 5. I recommend it to all of you, particularly if you like the retellings that are more creative and flexible. Enjoy!


  1. I added so many books to my to read list today because of your blog...thanks for all the insite and information...=)

  2. Glad you're enjoying it! I hope people can see enough of what I've reviewed that they've read to figure out how much our tastes overlap and extrapolate from there... plus hopefully nobody has read exactly the same stuff!

    I'm having a giveaway, probably right around the end of the month, so stay tuned! :)