Fall 2008 Kids' List
“At last, the real tale of Rapunzel and her braids (used less to escape from towers and more to lasso villains). The illustrations help illuminate the adventures of a sassy maiden who's out to help the downtrodden and punish the powerful.”
— Katie Capaldi, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
This stunning, hilarious, and action-packed graphic novel co-written by New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Shannon Hale re-imagines Rapunzel's story . . . in the wild west!
Rapunzel escapes her tower-prison all on her own, only to discover a world beyond what she'd ever known before. Determined to rescue her real mother and to seek revenge on her kidnapper would-be mother, Rapunzel and her very long braids team up with Jack (of Giant killing fame) and together they preform daring deeds and rescues all over the western landscape, eventually winning the justice they so well deserve.
Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale:
with Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale
The Books of Bayern
The Goose Girl
The Princess Academy trilogy
Princess Academy: Palace of Stone
Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters
Book of a Thousand Days
Midnight in Austenland
The Actor and the Housewife
About the Author
Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books, including fantasy novels The Goose Girl and Book of a Thousand Days, science fiction novel Dangerous, Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, graphic novel memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends (with LeUyen Pham), and romantic comedy Austenland (now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell). She lives in Utah with her husband and frequent collaborator Dean Hale, their four remarkable children, and two ridiculous cats named Misty Knight and Mike Hat.
Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of the picture book The Devil You Know, and the illustrator of The Dinosaur’s Night Before Christmas, Animal House, and Balloon on the Moon. He has also illustrated two graphic novels, Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale.
"Hale has created a richly imagined, mythical . . . highly successful." - Booklist, starred review, on BOOK OF 1000 DAYS
"This novel will be a special treat." - Publishers Weekly, starred review, on RIVER SECRETS