Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale

Rapunzel A Groovy Fairy Tale Rapunzel visits the trendy s in this far out retellingRapunzel like everyone else in the s has long hair But only Rapunzel from atop a penthouse in which she is imprisoned by her evil Aunt Es

  • Title: Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale
  • Author: Lynn Roberts David Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780810942424
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rapunzel visits the trendy 70s in this far out retellingRapunzel, like everyone else in the 1970s, has long hair But only Rapunzel, from atop a penthouse in which she is imprisoned by her evil Aunt Esme, has hair so long that it sweeps the sidewalk in front of the building The elevators don t work, so Aunt Esme uses Rapunzel s hair to come and go And poor Rapunzel sRapunzel visits the trendy 70s in this far out retellingRapunzel, like everyone else in the 1970s, has long hair But only Rapunzel, from atop a penthouse in which she is imprisoned by her evil Aunt Esme, has hair so long that it sweeps the sidewalk in front of the building The elevators don t work, so Aunt Esme uses Rapunzel s hair to come and go And poor Rapunzel spends day after lonely day surrounded by orange and brown patterned walls and shag carpeting, listening to her beloved LPs Then, at last, a handsome stranger climbs up Rapunzel s hairwhy, he s the glam rock prince of her dreams David Roberts s funky 1970s illustrations give this Rapunzel an exciting new twist Bellbottoms, disco balls, and long sideburns make this the funkiest fairy tale ever

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    1. (oops, forgot to review when I had it; it's returned now) I got a big kick out of the pictures, I remember, but iirc the story left out the twins and only made a brief nod to drama. Still, fun for fans of the story who want to explore all the different 'visions.'

    2. Good book for grades 1-3. The book gives a spin on the traditional Rapunzel story most children are used to. A young hipster girl who lives with her evil aunt in the city is secluded from the rest of the world. The aunt keeps Rapunzel occupied with records in her high rise city apartment while she works at the school as a lunch lady. Soon, Rapunzel meets a boy, whom is one of the students at the school. They spend time together and rock out with instruments. They plan an escape. You must have ch [...]

    3. Rapunzel's evil lunch lady aunt locked her up until rock band Roger found a way up a skyscraper.Not a strong retelling but you (or at least I) read the books for the illustrations. David Roberts works wonders again - this time setting the tale in the groovy 70s. Fun. The first page has Rapunzel dreamily overlooking the city with with massive amounts of hair and leg warmers. How can you not love it?

    4. This was a cool rendition of Rapunzel! Takes out some of the violence of the older tale and replaces it with humor. A fun read. My daughter checked it out and suggested I read it!"And what happened to Aunt Esme? Well, she no longer had Rapunzel's hair, and the elevator was, of course, out of order"

    5. Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale is the second installment in the fractured fairy tale series by brother and sister team, Lynn Roberts and David Roberts. In it, the familiar tale of the long-haired maiden is supplanted in--you guessed it--the 1970’s. The story follows the same pattern as other versions--with Rapunzel sequestered by her evil aunt, letting down her hair over an apartment railing at will. The ‘groovy’ flavor comes mostly from the vivid illustrations, and also the ‘prince’ wh [...]

    6. Nice twist on a classic fairytale, situating Rapunzel in the 1970s. This book could be used with a variety of ages and help inspire children to create their own versions of classic tales. The illustrations will amuse children and adults alike. Adults will enjoy spotting the 70s pop culture references. I particularly like the David Bowie record and the Kate Bush poster on Rapunzel's wall!

    7. It was very interesting to read about a semi-modern Rapunzel, set in the 1970s. I like how it stayed very true to the classic story, but updating it to make sense in the real world. Blindness was swapped for amnesia, and the tower for an apartment.

    8. David and Lynn Roberts are siblings who were born in Liverpool, England. David studied art before moving to Hong Kong where he worked as a fashion illustrator. Lynn Roberts has worked with children’s literature for years, as a specialist in bookshops and as a writer. Rapunzel a groovy fairy tale is a twist from the original Rapunzel story. Lynn Roberts incorporates humor and a setting that children can relate with, making it enjoyable for kids. The story takes place in the groovy 1970’s and [...]

    9. This is a wonderfully 'groovy' retelling of the story of Rapunzel, originally by Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm. The story is entertaining and stays true to the original flow of the story, while incorporating the hipness and the far-out fashions and music of the seventies. The illustrations are very expressive and filled with interesting details. I enjoyed pointing out the popular items of the day: the record player, the lava lamp, the bell bottoms, and the platform shoes. I foun [...]

    10. In this version of Rapunzel it is about a girl with long orange hair who used it to climb her mean aunt in and out of their apartment. Her mean aunt doesn't let Rapunzel leave the apartment but will bring her 70's musics and occasionally let her watch t.v. One day a 70's rock god of Rapunzels dreams climbs up her hair, although she was never allowed to leave her apartment she realized the fun she could have with all of her 70's inspired attire and items. This a good spin off of the original Rapu [...]

    11. Although the 70's at setting is a groovy concept, the bell bottoms drag on the disco floor in this adaptation of Rapunzel. Quirky watercolor illustrations add to the hairy tale; of note are the fabulous record cover representations, poster of John Travolta and a lava lamp. Geared in many ways for adults, this book may leave kids wondering why you picked the book for themP: In this updated version of the German fairy tale, Rapunzel has flaming red hair and is kept imprisoned by her Aunt Esme, a h [...]

    12. A retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel. This version is set in the 70's, picture lots of bell bottoms and platform shoes. Rapunzel is kept locked up by her mean Aunt Esme who uses Rapunzel's long red braid to get up into her high rise apartment where the elevator is always broken. Eventually Rapunzel meets Roger, the singer in the school band, who tells Rapunzel about the outside world. The story ends with the two of them together and Rapunzel becomes a wig maker. This book is for stude [...]

    13. This book was a little different than your average folktale. This book was a remake of Rapunzel and was made for a more recent audience. I am the type of person that enjoys old folktales and enjoys the original make. This version was changed in many ways like Rapunzel falling in love with a city boy and Rapunzel living with her aunt in the city. This would be a great story to read to the class to show them the different versions of folktales and how different they can be. Also students might enj [...]

    14. I really enjoyed reading Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale because it is a classic fairy tale that I have always loved. This is set in modern day unlike the classical telling of Rapunzel, which is often set in woods and the building is a castle. I really like that the building was an apartment because children today can relate with an apartment much better than with a castle. It is great how the aunt is a lunch lady because children often stereotype lunch ladies as mean. Many schools today have the [...]

    15. Recommeded Ages: K - 3 rd gradeRapunzel, like everyone else in the 1970s, has long hair. But only Rapunzel, from atop a penthouse in which she is imprisoned by her evil Aunt Esme, has hair so long that it sweeps the sidewalk in front of the building. The elevators don't work, so Aunt Esme uses Rapunzel's hair to come and go. And poor Rapunzel spends day after lonely day surrounded by orange-and-brown-patterned walls and shag carpeting, listening to her beloved LPs. Then, at last, a handsome stra [...]

    16. A retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel. This version is set in the 70's, picture lots of bell bottoms and platform shoes. Rapunzel is kept locked up by her mean Aunt Esme who uses Rapunzel's long red braid to get up into her high rise apartment where the elevator is always broken. Eventually Rapunzel meets Roger, the singer in the school band, who tells Rapunzel about the outside world. The story ends with the two of them together and Rapunzel becomes a wig maker. This book is for stude [...]

    17. The author did a great job on this story. It's a great modern twist on a traditional tale. This book would be fun to read to students to get their imaginations going and you could use it to do a compare and contrast with the original story. Parents and children both would love this story because it mixes generations together in one book.

    18. There are some ways that a fairy tale should not be retold. This is one of them. This time, Rapunzel lives in a high rise with a cruel aunt who sends her back into the 70's. She meets a high school rocker called Roger and it goes from there. The story just fell flatter than flat. Even the illustrations did nothing for it.

    19. I wasn't so sure I would like this updated reimagining of the classic Grimm's tale. But I was surprised.I liked it, it was a lot of fun. The illustrations are indeed "groovy" with a real '70's vibe to them. They add a lot of fun to the story, which is altered considerably but still retains the fundamental plot.

    20. In this updated version of the Grimm fairy tale, Rapunzel has flaming red hair and is kept imprisoned by her Aunt Esme, a heartless school cafeteria worker, in a tenement apartment with a broken elevator.

    21. I loved this 1970s retelling of the story of Rapunzel. The story of Rapunzel and Roger is sweet and a surprisingly realistic love story, considering the fairy tale setting. The illustrations are especially fun.

    22. 70s Rapunzel is cute as all get out. The posters on her wall,the SHOES, the really big towel wrapped around her hair Really cute. Plus, even though it doesn't have twin babies, it clearly echoes the original tale in most ways.

    23. 1970s theme is not that strong except in pictures. Otherwise, a fairly good twist on the Rapunzel story, which does not have as many fractured tales as Cinderella. Children not familiar with themes of the 1970s will have a hard time relating or noticing the differences between things today.

    24. Great retold version of the clssic fairy tale. I loved it. Illustrations are great by David Roberts. It wouldn't surprise me if he has worked with Tim Burton.

    25. A nice re-telling in a modern vein of the old fairy tale. I love Lynn Robert's style and David Robert's art.The illustrations are superb.

    26. an alternate version of Rapunzel that isn't very GROOVY perse, but includes the characters in 70s style clothes. Cute enough.

    27. This is a fun version of Rapunzel that is set in the 1970's. The illustrations really add to the story. I liked the 70's clothes and posters on the wall.

    28. This is a super fun book for any one who grew up in the 70s! The clothing illustrations and references in this book are very fun.

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