Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Graphic Novel Review: Rapunzel's Revenge

Rapunzel's Revenge  *****
by Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale, and Dean Hale

From Goodreads:
Once upon a time, in a land you only think you know, lived a little girl and her mother . . . or the woman she thought was her mother.

Every day, when the little girl played in her pretty garden, she grew more curious about what lay on the other side of the garden wall . . . a rather enormous garden wall.

And every year, as she grew older, things seemed weirder and weirder, until the day she finally climbed to the top of the wall and looked over into the mines and desert beyond.

Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale teams up with husband Dean Hale and brilliant artist Nathan Hale (no relation) to bring readers a swashbuckling and hilarious twist on the classic story as you’ve never seen it before. Watch as Rapunzel and her amazing hair team up with Jack (of beanstalk fame) to gallop around the wild and western landscape, changing lives, righting wrongs, and bringing joy to every soul they encounter.

From me:
Rapunzel's Revenge is a graphic retelling of the Rapunzel story that takes place in the Wild West and sneaks in other fairy tale characters. Rapunzel is on a mission to rescue her mother and defeat the evil witch and she uses her long braids as weapons to right wrongs and conquer foes. It was a light read with good illustrations - the artistic style matches the tone of the story.

This story was shelved in the YA section of the library, but I think it could possibly fit the J Fic or Tween section a bit better. It was fun, but didn't have a lot of depth.

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