BUY Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale at an indie bookstore or Powells.com.
I bought this book for my daughter after seeing it on the 2010 Amelia Bloomer list. Since getting pregnant I've been on the hunt for feminist fairy tales. In the last month I've been a bit obsessed. I had to special order this from Women and Children First and I picked it up around 6 pm on Wednesday. By 11:30 I was done.
Yes this is a graphic novel and it's for kids, so not too hard right? I read it in one night not because it was easy to read, but because it was soooo damn good!
Hale takes an old tale and puts an amazing spin on it, gives Rapunzel brains and guts and WAM! We have ourselves an amazing adventure. I can't wait to read this to the kid. But we do have a few other books to get through first. It is a bit scary for a 6 1/2-year-old, but hey, she's reading The Sisters Grimm too.
And damn, there's a sequel to Rapunzel! Next time I'm in the bookstore, I'll have to order that one too. But really, they should stock this baby in their children's graphic novel section.
No disclaimer on this review since I bought this baby with my own money.