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Book review of “Rapunzel” by Sarah Gibb

 

 

In this beautiful retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, the beautiful Rapunzel is locked away in a tall, tall tower. She is visited only by the little creatures of the forest and the witch who has imprisoned her. Until one day, a handsome prince, passing by on his horse, is transfixed by the magical sound of Rapunzel singing to her animal friends and knows he must rescue her.

Reminiscent of elaborate embroidery of tapestries, the pictures are quite magical throughout the story and will capture young readers. Children and adults alike will be spellbound, poring over the pages again and again, delighting each time in new details and discoveries. Highly recommended for ages 5-11.

 

Kathy Alexander 3-28-13

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