Rapunzel (The One wtih All the Hair) by Wendy Mass
Age Range: 8 and up
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; Reprint edition (February 1, 2012)
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
There are two sides to every story — even fairy tales. A he said/she said series with a prince and princess twist.
is having the ultimate bad day. She’s been stolen from home by an evil
witch, locked in an incredibly high tower, and doesn’t even have a
decent brush for her hair. Prince Benjamin is in a pretty uncomfortable
situation himself. His father wants him to be more kingly, his mother
wants him to never leave her sight, and his cousin wants to get him into
as much trouble as possible. Plus, there’s the little matter of
prearranged marriages. . . . Both Rapunzel and Prince Benjamin are
trapped–in very different ways. It’s only when their paths cross, that
things really start to change.
About the Author:
Wendy Mass is the author of six novels for young people, including A Mango-Shaped Space (which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library
Association), Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly magazine. Her most recent book is Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall. Wendy wrote the storyline for an episode of the television show Monk, entitled “Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre,” which aired during the show’s second season. She tells people her hobbies are hiking and photography, but really they’re collecting candy bar wrappers
and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey.
This is such an adorable fairy tale for kids! Even though the story takes place in a fictional historic setting, it is written with modern flair. It was really funny and I loved the characters. Benjamin especially made me laugh.
I was a little disappointed with the ending. It wrapped up a too neatly and too easily for me. But it was still a fun, quick read.
Cover: I love this cover! It is adorable and it is why I picked up the book in the first place. It is a little deceptive, though. I was expecting a modern setting, but other than the “voice” of the novel, it is a traditional fairytale world.