Rapunzel by Alix Berenzy

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Based on sources that predate Grimm, Berenzy's Rapunzel is not about a beautiful maiden who sits helplessly by until she is rescued by a handsome prince. Rather, it is the story of a young woman who must choose between the security of her sheltered tower and the uncertainty of independence. Full color.

About Alix Berenzy

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Alix Berenzy is the author and illustrator of two adapted fairy tales, "A Frog Prince" and "Rapunzel," She has also illustrated several other books about animals, including "Home at Last," "Into the Sea," and "My Kingdom for a Horse," Ms. Berenzy lives in Pennsylvania.
Published October 1, 1995 by Henry Holth & Co (J). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Everything is romanticized in this version, told in a slightly archaic and elevated manner--a fairy tale with all the yearnings of a love story.

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The happy ending is even harder won, and the obstacles to true love far harsher: here, Mother Gothel (the fairy who confines Rapunzel to the tower) discovers Rapunzel's plan to elope with the prince, cuts Rapunzel's tresses and casts her into the desert, then sees to it that the prince is blinded.

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