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Isadora, Rachel (RTL)/ Grimm, Jacob/ Grimm, Wilhelm

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Author: Rachel Isadora

Brand: Isadora, Rachel (RTL)/ Grimm, Jacob/ Grimm, Wilhelm

Edition: Reprint

Features:

  • Putnam Publishing Group

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 32

Release Date: 16-10-2008

Details: Product Description Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora?s gorgeous collages breathe new life into this classic tale, capturing Rapunzel?s striking beauty and the lush African setting?a new home for this story?with wonderful details such as Rapunzel?s long dreadlocks and the prince?s noble steed?a zebra. Readers will delight in the vibrant illustrations, thrill at the appearances of the frightening sorceress, and chime in with the familiar line ?Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,? as they follow this well-loved tale. From School Library Journal Kindergarten-Grade 3—Isadora sets the classic fairy tale in a sunny African setting. A child, taken from her parents by a sorceress, "grew into the most beautiful child under the sun." When she is 12, the evil woman locks her in a high tower, climbing up Rapunzel's beautiful, black, flower-strewn hair when she wants to ascend her prison. The story remains true to the original, including the ending in which the young woman and her twins are reunited with the prince, and she cures him of his blindness. Colorful, vibrant oil paints and collages brighten up the story. The artwork has rich brushstrokes and is heavily patterned, and details abound, including the green warts on the sorceress's face. Add this book to Isadora's fairy tales reimagined in Africa, such as The Princess and the Pea, The Twelve Dancing Princesses (both 2007), and The Fisherman and His Wife (2008, all Putnam).— Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist This oft-sanitized Brothers Grimm tale is given a faithful—if indeed grim—retelling in the latest of Isadora’s African-set fairy-tale adaptations, seen most recently with The Fisherman and His Wife (2008). The story races along with every scandalous plot point intact: Trapped by an evil sorceress, Rapunzel uses her long hair to allow a prince entrance into her cloistered tower. When her ensuing pregnancy tips off the sorceress, the vengeful captor tosses the prince into thorn bushes that blind him. As with Isadora’s previous retellings, the text is scant and the abrupt happy ending doesn’t really satisfy—but her wild, colorful Africa makes up for it. Sprawled across double-page spreads, the collage assembly will take repeat examinations to fully appreciate; thick brushstrokes render skin as textured and rich as wood grain, and the landscapes are chaotic patchworks cut from swaths of burnt orange, deep brown, and the sorceress’ stormy purple. Young listeners will also find plenty to scrutinize—it’s a dazzling garden of images, particularly given the paucity of the story’s seeds. Preschool-Grade 2. --Daniel Kraus Review Colorful, vibrant oil paints and collages brighten up the story...Add this book to Isadora's fairy tales reimagined in Africa. --School Library Journal About the Author Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family. Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved. Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family. Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

EAN: 9780399247729

Package Dimensions: 10.3 x 10.2 x 0.4 inches

Languages: English