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Long ago, a beautiful maiden named Rapunzel lived a life of loneliness. Taken at birth by an evil witch, she remained hidden, locked within a giant tower. Then one day, a prince heard her voice through the forest. To reach her, he must climb Rapunzel's lovely locks and avoid being caught by the witch. Long ago, a beautiful maiden named Rapunzel lived a life of loneliness. Taken at birth by an evil witch, she remained hidden, locked within a giant tower. Then one day, a prince heard her voice through the forest. To reach her, he must climb Rapunzel's lovely locks and avoid being caught by the witch.


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Long ago, a beautiful maiden named Rapunzel lived a life of loneliness. Taken at birth by an evil witch, she remained hidden, locked within a giant tower. Then one day, a prince heard her voice through the forest. To reach her, he must climb Rapunzel's lovely locks and avoid being caught by the witch. Long ago, a beautiful maiden named Rapunzel lived a life of loneliness. Taken at birth by an evil witch, she remained hidden, locked within a giant tower. Then one day, a prince heard her voice through the forest. To reach her, he must climb Rapunzel's lovely locks and avoid being caught by the witch.

30 review for Rapunzel: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Corinne

    lovely illustrations give this classic story the touch of darkness that perfectly fits. A nice simple retelling of Rapunzel.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chelsie

    Summary: A baby is born a man and woman who made a deal with a witch, the witch will get their baby in exchange for rampion, a vegetable, to keep the wife from dying. The witch names the child Rapunzel, after the vegetable and locks her in a tower. A prince finds the tower, falls in love with Rapunzel, but after the witch finds out, she separates the two, even though they eventually find each other and live happily ever after. The illustrations in this graphic novel are stunning. I loved that Ra Summary: A baby is born a man and woman who made a deal with a witch, the witch will get their baby in exchange for rampion, a vegetable, to keep the wife from dying. The witch names the child Rapunzel, after the vegetable and locks her in a tower. A prince finds the tower, falls in love with Rapunzel, but after the witch finds out, she separates the two, even though they eventually find each other and live happily ever after. The illustrations in this graphic novel are stunning. I loved that Rapunzel was depicted as having red hair, because in most of the texts I have read, and in the film Tangled, Rapunzel is shown with blonde hair. This version of the fairytale differs from the Disney film because Rapunzel is not a princess rather the man she falls in love with is a prince. In the Disney film the roles are reversed. I think any child who loves fairytales will love this graphic novel, however I would caution anyone who is easily frightened to not read this book because the illustrations, especially the witch may be scary to some. Overall, the is a fantastic version of the Rapunzel story.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Emily Hu

    I think the book is very nice.Author wrote story and drew pictures are very clear.The main content of this book is a pregnant woman because want to give birth to the child, must eat the witch's fruit, the pregnant woman's husband every night to pick the fruit, but one day was found by the witch, the witch can give pregnant women fruit, but the child must give the witch, they promised.The girl live in a tower.Her hair are very long.Witch always use her hair as a rope to climb up the tower.One day I think the book is very nice.Author wrote story and drew pictures are very clear.The main content of this book is a pregnant woman because want to give birth to the child, must eat the witch's fruit, the pregnant woman's husband every night to pick the fruit, but one day was found by the witch, the witch can give pregnant women fruit, but the child must give the witch, they promised.The girl live in a tower.Her hair are very long.Witch always use her hair as a rope to climb up the tower.One day, a prince found the girl.He want to save the girl.But the witch found.She cut the girl's hair short.But the prince did not give up, insisted on the girl down, but blind. Later the girl and the prince lived a poor but happy life.Everything in the book is very exciting. The cover features dark filters to hint at the girl's miserable life.That's a very good book!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Suki

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'm going to tell you about " Rapunzel' because I think this book is suitable for children and education. Rapunzel is a girl living in Witch's house. Wait, why Rapunzel living in a witch's house? Let me tell you. Before Rapunzel was born, her mun want to eat delicious vegetables in a witch's house. So her dad is careful to the witch's house to get the vegetable, he succeeded. But Rapunzel's mun wants to eat more time, and her dad goes to the witch's house again. At this time, he is unlucky. The I'm going to tell you about " Rapunzel' because I think this book is suitable for children and education. Rapunzel is a girl living in Witch's house. Wait, why Rapunzel living in a witch's house? Let me tell you. Before Rapunzel was born, her mun want to eat delicious vegetables in a witch's house. So her dad is careful to the witch's house to get the vegetable, he succeeded. But Rapunzel's mun wants to eat more time, and her dad goes to the witch's house again. At this time, he is unlucky. The witch catches Rapunzel's dad and she said:" You can get this vegetable but you need to give Rapunzel to me when Rapunzel born. In a blink of an eye, Rapunzel grows up, she wants to know what the man looks like. One day she sees a man and the man is not dangerous. Rapunzel fell in love with him. In the final outcome, it should be that the prince and the princess are together. This book is a fairy tale suitable for children, not for adults. It has a happy ending, I think it can let the children know if they make a mistake there is a corresponding price. Also if you want to bless you need to surmount difficulties.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cura

    This graphic novel has a different take on the story of Rapunzel. There are many versions of this fairy tale, so this one was interesting. Rapunzel’s parents stole from the neighboring witch, and with that they must give up their unborn child. Rapunzel falls in love with the prince that sneaks his way into her tower. This graphic novel kept the basis of the original with only a few changes. Overall, I thought that it was a good read as it did not stray too far from the original fairy tale. I wou This graphic novel has a different take on the story of Rapunzel. There are many versions of this fairy tale, so this one was interesting. Rapunzel’s parents stole from the neighboring witch, and with that they must give up their unborn child. Rapunzel falls in love with the prince that sneaks his way into her tower. This graphic novel kept the basis of the original with only a few changes. Overall, I thought that it was a good read as it did not stray too far from the original fairy tale. I would recommend it to 8-year-olds and above as the witch does blind the prince and take her from her parents. There are no diverse characters in this book. I just prefer other formats of this book, otherwise it was good.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Adriana

    In this amazing book Rapunzel by Stephanie Deters when Rapunzel was in her mother belly her mother want to eat rampion but there were her neighbor that was a witch. Her mother was dying to have one her husband only want to make her happy so he stole one. When the mother try it she love it only " if I could have a other one "she said . So the husband went to steal one again but this time the witch saw him and the husband told him the truth. The witch let the husband take all he wanted but when th In this amazing book Rapunzel by Stephanie Deters when Rapunzel was in her mother belly her mother want to eat rampion but there were her neighbor that was a witch. Her mother was dying to have one her husband only want to make her happy so he stole one. When the mother try it she love it only " if I could have a other one "she said . So the husband went to steal one again but this time the witch saw him and the husband told him the truth. The witch let the husband take all he wanted but when the baby was born they had to give it to her. Will the give up Rapunzel?

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    In this amazing book Rapunzel,By: Stephanie peters, Illustrated by: Jeffrey Stewart Cimmins, In the beginning of the book was about that Rapunzel was in the wife's stomach so the mom was pregnant. Next Rapunzel's mom needed vegetables form the witch's garden. Then the witch once cought the husband.Then the witch told the husband he can take the vegetables with one condition and the witch told the husband to give her the baby when its born. Do you think the wife gave the baby to the witch ? In this amazing book Rapunzel,By: Stephanie peters, Illustrated by: Jeffrey Stewart Cimmins, In the beginning of the book was about that Rapunzel was in the wife's stomach so the mom was pregnant. Next Rapunzel's mom needed vegetables form the witch's garden. Then the witch once cought the husband.Then the witch told the husband he can take the vegetables with one condition and the witch told the husband to give her the baby when its born. Do you think the wife gave the baby to the witch ?

  8. 5 out of 5

    R

    Interesting take and bold illustrations.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Emily Aguilar

    The ending was different from the original ending but its okay.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    just drawing ok. the story is really bad.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Terry

    This is a very interesting book. The main content and illustrations have very bold ideas, which exaggerate the character models. In the final ending, the princess and prince lived a poor and happy life, which was wonderful.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emily Rogers

    Audience: ages 7-11 Unable to resist her craving for rampion, a pregnant peasant woman begs her husband to steal the vegetable from a witch's garden. Once they are caught they are forced to give their new baby over to the witch who keeps the long-haired girl in a high tower away from the world. When a kind prince discovers Rapunzel the two secretly fall in love; but face a world of trouble when the witch discovers their romance. Peter's adaptation stays true to the Brothers Grimm version of the ol Audience: ages 7-11 Unable to resist her craving for rampion, a pregnant peasant woman begs her husband to steal the vegetable from a witch's garden. Once they are caught they are forced to give their new baby over to the witch who keeps the long-haired girl in a high tower away from the world. When a kind prince discovers Rapunzel the two secretly fall in love; but face a world of trouble when the witch discovers their romance. Peter's adaptation stays true to the Brothers Grimm version of the old tale complete with darker elements such as the witch banishing a pregnant Rapunzel to the woods after snipping her hair and the prince blinding himself in the bramble patch. More sensitive readers will note that Rapunzel gives birth to twins after having visited with the prince even though mention is made of a marriage. With whimsical artwork and dark, jewel-toned colors Timmins accomplishes an almost Tim Burton effect with his images. This faithful adaptation is recommended as a supplemental purchase for children's collections.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alea

    Of the four children's graphic novels from Capstone I've read I think the books illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins are my favorite. What a beautiful mix of dark, haunting imagery created with the soft touch of watercolor. The way he creates his characters are so interesting, I especially liked the Witch in Rapunzel. The only thing I would have changed would have been to have the speech bubbles and text also handdone instead of computer generated, I feel like it took away from the magic of th Of the four children's graphic novels from Capstone I've read I think the books illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins are my favorite. What a beautiful mix of dark, haunting imagery created with the soft touch of watercolor. The way he creates his characters are so interesting, I especially liked the Witch in Rapunzel. The only thing I would have changed would have been to have the speech bubbles and text also handdone instead of computer generated, I feel like it took away from the magic of the illustration and sort of sticks out like a sore thumb. The actual story was a great rendition of the fairy tale I remember. I just love that witch! And as with the other books from the Graphic Spin series you can find a glossary, history, discussions and writing prompts in the back of the book. The reading level of Rapunzel is 2.5 or L. This would be a great introduction to the fable for children.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nikki in Niagara

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Just look at the cover illustration! All I can tell you is it just gets better once you open the book. The pages all have a very dark background, the witch is dark, her parents who give her away are drab browns and Rapunzel and the Prince are the only bright features in the artwork until the end. I'd recommend this book alone for the artwork! The story is true to the Bros. Grimm original, written at a low reading level it still manages to tell the story in a deta Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Just look at the cover illustration! All I can tell you is it just gets better once you open the book. The pages all have a very dark background, the witch is dark, her parents who give her away are drab browns and Rapunzel and the Prince are the only bright features in the artwork until the end. I'd recommend this book alone for the artwork! The story is true to the Bros. Grimm original, written at a low reading level it still manages to tell the story in a detailed manner. I love that this series of books keeps true to the original tales. This is the first time I've read a children's version of Rapunzel where she turns up pregnant at the end, as in the original. Probably not for too young of children as the illustrations are dark and when we see the Prince's eyes which have been pierced by thorns, it is a little gross. Highly recommended!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    A cross between a fairy tale and Coraline, this book was so much fun to read. While Rapunzel is a scary form of fairy tale... with the young girl being stolen away from her parents and locked in a tower by an evil witch/sorceress, this version made it much more intense and creepy. The illustrations are wonderfully unique and the story remains very close the the Grimm version. Between the illustrations and the way the story was told through dialogue and images made this my favorite version (of se A cross between a fairy tale and Coraline, this book was so much fun to read. While Rapunzel is a scary form of fairy tale... with the young girl being stolen away from her parents and locked in a tower by an evil witch/sorceress, this version made it much more intense and creepy. The illustrations are wonderfully unique and the story remains very close the the Grimm version. Between the illustrations and the way the story was told through dialogue and images made this my favorite version (of several) of Rapunzel. As for age level... despite being creepy, the story is cleaned up from the traditional tale and would be suitable for primary grades, so long as they can handle eerie images.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I know I should give this a lower rating but I really liked how inappropriate it was at times. It's a J Graphic novel, but the story totally implies that Rapunzel and the prince sire two illegitimate children out of wedlock. Also, the prince's eyes get poked out on some thorns in a pretty gruesome manner. Still good and again, the illustrations were very cute. I really like these graphic novel fairy tales. I know I should give this a lower rating but I really liked how inappropriate it was at times. It's a J Graphic novel, but the story totally implies that Rapunzel and the prince sire two illegitimate children out of wedlock. Also, the prince's eyes get poked out on some thorns in a pretty gruesome manner. Still good and again, the illustrations were very cute. I really like these graphic novel fairy tales.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emerald Girl

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The dark illustrations (reminding one of Neil Gaiman or Tim Burton), graphic format, and basic retelling make this an attractive reading choice for 2nd grade and up (maybe even 1st). Boys especially seem to be drawn to it. Because this is the more traditional version of the story and not the Disney princess or currently romanticized version, it should also allow for great discussion.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Yi

    My daughter (5 at the time) really loved Disney's "Tangled". I thought it'd be nice to introduce her to the real Grimm's tale. This little book definitely did a wonderful job at retelling the story, a rather different one from Disney. The illustrations were great as well. My daughter (5 at the time) really loved Disney's "Tangled". I thought it'd be nice to introduce her to the real Grimm's tale. This little book definitely did a wonderful job at retelling the story, a rather different one from Disney. The illustrations were great as well.

  19. 4 out of 5

    NixLapi

    A beautifully illustrated short graphic novel for young readers in keeping with the Grimm's darker tale of Rapunzel. The story was a little too compact, but there was a very helpful page at the end explaining the origins of the tale. A beautifully illustrated short graphic novel for young readers in keeping with the Grimm's darker tale of Rapunzel. The story was a little too compact, but there was a very helpful page at the end explaining the origins of the tale.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Chelsey Wilson

    A very... strange version of the story and movie that we grew up with. I honestly wasn't a fan of the book. I did think that it was interesting how it was written in the form of a graphic novel though. I would say that this book would be good for 3rd-5th graders. A very... strange version of the story and movie that we grew up with. I honestly wasn't a fan of the book. I did think that it was interesting how it was written in the form of a graphic novel though. I would say that this book would be good for 3rd-5th graders.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    Working our way through this series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Timilyn

    Gorgeous pictures & true to the Grimm version.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Holly Letson

    I liked this retelling, but the *Beauty and the Beast* one was better.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Hanna

    I'm just rating this book by wether I like the pictures or not. :) I'm just rating this book by wether I like the pictures or not. :)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Miri

    The prince's eyes are really gross after he gets blinded. The prince's eyes are really gross after he gets blinded.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Arlee Conn

    I really liked the art in this story! I also loved how it was the grimm story and not the watered down version!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kerrikoala

    Okay for the most part, but I thought there should have been more to the ending.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Peninnah

    A great introduction to graphic novels.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This was kind of disappointing. Cute, whimsical illustrations but mediocre writing. The story was rushed and poorly developed.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Paula Greenfield

    I really liked this book. It's unique retelling and a fun one too. I really liked this book. It's unique retelling and a fun one too.

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