Rapunzel by Lynn Roberts
A Groovy Fairy Tale

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Rapunzel visits the trendy '70s in this far-out retelling

Rapunzel, like everyone else in the 1970s, has long hair. But only Rapunzel, from atop a penthouse in which she is imprisoned by her evil Aunt Esme, has hair so long that it sweeps the sidewalk in front of the building. The elevators don't work, so Aunt Esme uses Rapunzel's hair to come and go. And poor Rapunzel spends day after lonely day surrounded by orange-and-brown-patterned walls and shag carpeting, listening to her beloved LPs. Then, at last, a handsome stranger climbs up Rapunzel's hair...why, he's the glam-rock prince of her dreams!

David Roberts's funky 1970s illustrations give this Rapunzel an exciting new twist. Bellbottoms, disco balls, and long sideburns make this the funkiest fairy tale ever!

 

About Lynn Roberts

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DAVID ROBERTS is the author of three other novels in the Lord Edward Corinth-Verity Browne series--Sweet Poison, The Bones of the Buried, and Hollow Crown, which has been optioned for a major film by Columbia. He lives in London.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Having found an audience—an adult one, at least—for Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story (2001), the Roberts sibs put a differently styled, but equally stylish twist on another folktale romance.

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One day, a slack-haired guitar player named Roger witnesses this strange ritual, "and trying his best to imitate Esme's booming voice, he called, 'Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!' " and ascends to the balcony.

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But only Rapunzel, from atop a penthouse in which she is imprisoned by her evil Aunt Esme, has hair so long that it sweeps the sidewalk in front of the building.

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