Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale; Illus. Nathan Hale

Hale, Shannon and Hale, Dean. Rapunzel’s Revenge. Illus. Nathan Hale. New York: Bloomsbury, 2008. Print.


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2009 ALA Notable Children’s Book

2009 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens

Eisner Award nominee

2011 Young Readers Choice Award



This is a graphic novel retelling of the classic Grimm story with Rapunzel having a bit more spunk and attitude.  



We all know the original Grimm’s tale. A prince rescues a sweet, innocent girl with extremely long hair who is locked up in a tower by a witch…and they lived happily ever after, etc. However, Shannon Hale’s Rapunzel’s Revenge adds much needed adventure and intrigue to this familiar story. This new Rapunzel is a wanted, tough as nails heroine seeking to rescue her real mother and with the help from Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. Additionally, Rapunzel’s Revenge is a graphic novel. Therefore, expect fabulous imagery to assist in telling this fantastic high adventure.