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Rapunzel: Based on the Original Story by the Brothers Grimm

Rapunzel: Based on the Original Story by the Brothers Grimm - Sarah Gibb Sarah Gibb retells the old story of Rapunzel yet another time, this time with illustrations in which all the highlights, flowers, curtains, clothes on the line, are pink. Even the pages with text seem to have a slightly pink tint. Gibb’s version is a compelling version, with drama and romance and terror, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. “Every morning, Rapunzel could hardly wait for the old witch to leave so that her prince could arrive. Until, one day, the witch began to watch her suspiciously, puzzled at her new-found sparkle. But Rapunzel was in another world and she didn’t notice.‘It’s strange,’ she mused dreamily, ‘you take so long to climb up the tower these days. The prince seems to fly up to me.’The witch stared in stunned horror. She could hardly believe her ears. ‘Snake! You’ve betrayed me!’ she screeched. ‘There’s no punishment good enough for you!’”