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  • ISBN: 0142301930 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781555927325
  • ISBN: 1555927327
  • ISBN: 0525456074 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780525456070 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c1997.

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General Note: Caldecott Medal, 1998, ALA Notable Children's Book, 1998.
"Designed by Amy Berniker and Paul O. Zelinsky. Hand lettering on jacket and title page by John Stevens" --t.p. verso
Art techniques used: Rich oil paintings evoking European Renaissance masters.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrated by Maureen Anderman ; music composed by Bruce Zimmerman.
Summary, etc.: A retelling of the German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.
Awards Note:
Caldecott Medal, 1998, ALA Notable Children's Book, 1998.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 November 1997
    /*Starred Review*/ Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. After his wildly exuberant illustrations for Anne Isaacs' tall tale Swamp Angel (1994), Zelinsky turns to the formal beauty of Italian Renaissance art as the setting for his glowingly illustrated version of an age-old story. And, like Donna Jo Napoli's YA novel Zel (1996), this story is as much about the fierce love of mother for child as it is about the romantic passion between the imprisoned Rapunzel and the prince. Drawing on the Grimms' and earlier versions of the tale, Zelinsky begins with a childless couple, who are thrilled when the wife finally becomes pregnant. She develops a craving for the herb rapunzel, and when her husband is caught stealing it for her, the sorceress makes a terrifying bargain: if she can have the baby, she will allow the wife to live. The stepmother raises Rapunzel, "seeing to her every need," then locks her in a tower away from the world. Only the sorceress can enter the tower, by climbing Rapunzel's flowing hair. Then one day, the prince hears Rapunzel sing, falls in love with her, and learns to climb into the castle. They marry secretly. When Rapunzel becomes pregnant, the furious sorceress drives Rapunzel out, cuts off her hair, and blinds the prince. The lovers wander separately in the wilderness, where Rapunzel gives birth to twins; then the couple find each other, her tears make him see, and they come home to the prince's court.The rich oil paintings evoke the portraits, sculpture, architecture, and light-filled landscapes of Renaissance art. The costumes are lavish, the interiors intricate. Rapunzel is both gorgeous and maidenly. The sorceress is terrifying: the pictures also reveal her motherliness and her vulnerability, especially in the two double-page narrative paintings that frame the drama. One shows the sorceress taking the baby--and we see how she lovingly cradles it in her arms; in the climactic painting, when Rapunzel, the prince, and their children find each other, the whole natural world of rock and sky and tree seem to close around them in a loving embrace. Children--and adults--will pore over the intricate detail and glowing colors; they will also be moved by the mysterious tale of nurture and passion and terror. ((Reviewed November 15, 1997)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Author Notes

Jacob Ludwig Karl, the elder of the brothers Grimm, was born in 1785, andWilhelm Karl in the following year. They both studied at Marburg, and from 1808 to 1829 mainly worked in Kassel as state-appointed librarians, Jacob also assisting in diplomatic missions between 1813 and 1815 and again in 1848. Both brothers had been professors at Göttingen for several years when in 1837 they became two of the seven leading Göttingen academics dismissed from their posts by the new King of Hanover for their liberal political views. In 1840 they were invited by Frederick William IV of Prussia to settle in Berlin as members of the Academy of Sciences, and here they remained until their deaths (Wilhelm died in 1859 and Jacob in 1863).

Paul Zelinsky was born in Evanston, Illinois. He attended Yale University, where he took a course with Maurice Sendak, which later inspired him to pursue a career in children's books. Afterwards he received a graduate degree in painting from Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia and Rome. Paul Zelinsky lives in New York with his wife, Deborah, and the younger of their two daughters.

Subject: Rapunzel (Tale) Juvenile fiction
Theft Juvenile fiction
Witches Juvenile fiction
Imprisonment Juvenile fiction
Hair Juvenile fiction
Towers Juvenile fiction
Princes Juvenile fiction
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) Juvenile fiction
Jealousy Juvenile fiction
Parents Juvenile fiction
Pregnancy Juvenile fiction
Magic Juvenile fiction
Fairy tales
Fairy tales
Genre: Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 1997.
Fairy tales -- 1997.
Folk tales -- 1997.
Caldecott Medal -- Winner -- 1998.
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