Rapunzel's Revenge by Dean Hale

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews



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.


About Dean Hale

See more books from this Author
Shannon's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in her carriage as the two strolled through the neighborhood; once she could form complete sentences, she made up stories, bribing her younger siblings to perform them in mini plays. When she was ten, she began writing books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine, and she continued writing secretly for years while pursuing acting in stage and improv comedy. After detours studying in Mexico, the U. K., and Paraguay, Shannon earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. In the interim, she submitted short stories and novels to magazines and publishers, saving all her rejection letters which she has since laminated into one continuous 60-foot roll which she proudly unfurls to audiences as a testament to her dedication and determination.Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003, Shannon has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and is a The New York Times, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Shannon has also written two books for adults, Austenland and The Actor and the Housewife. Shannon lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Dean, their children, and their pet, a small plastic pig. www.shannonhale.com NATHAN HALE is the illustrator of The Devil You Know and Yellowbelly and Plum go to School. He and his family live in Provo, Utah. www.spacestationnathan.com
Published August 5, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 144 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Rapunzel's Revenge

The Bookbag

Summary: This Wild West re-working of the classic Rapunzel fairytale has much to recommend it.

Sep 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Rapunzel's Revenge

The American Book Center Blog

The story already begins differently, with Rapunzel having been raised in a luxurious villa and thinking her captor, Gothel, is actually her mother.

Sep 30 2008 | Read Full Review of Rapunzel's Revenge

Booked Solid

“Rich with humor and excitement, this is an alternate version of a classic that will become a fast favorite of young readers.” (Booklist/September 2008) “The dialogue is witty, the story is an enticing departure from the original, and the illustrations are magically fun and expressive.” (School ...

Oct 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Rapunzel's Revenge


To make things worse, Gothel has locked up Rapunzel’s birth mother, and Rapunzel is bound and determined to get back to the castle to rescue her mother and overthrow Gothel for good.

Aug 05 2008 | Read Full Review of Rapunzel's Revenge

Reader Rating for Rapunzel's Revenge

An aggregated and normalized score based on 63 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review