Wilhelm Grimm
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Trapped in a tower with no door, Rapunzel is allowed to see no one but the sorceress who has imprisoned her-until the day a young prince hears her singing to the forest birds...
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1961 by Harcourt, Brace & World (first published 1812)
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So I have the great big book of Grimm Brothers fairy tales, but I sought this one out because it's one of two that is on a reading list/challenge I've set out to accomplish.
I was vaguely familiar with the story before reading it, it's the story of Repunzel with a dark twist, as most Grimm fairy tales go. It left something to be desired however, I don't know what, it was well written, read well I just wanted more from it I guess. Several other tales in the book are fantastic, for me this one just...more
Julia Jasztal
Mommy's review from 10/12/11 -

Julia and I both really liked this Rapunzel version. Rapunzel is one of our fairy-tales so when I noticed this on a library shelf at my local library I brought it home. We spend so much time at our library that we almost read the entire thing there but we ended up having to lave before we finished.
By the time we were able to pick it back up a day or so later at home we both wanted to start from the beginning again. :)
The illustrations are rather bland IMO and Julia...more
Jenni Hibdige
Reading this was inevitable due to my love of Cress by Marissa Meyer, I just had to know the original un-disneyfied version. And reading it, I was able to see parallels between Cress and Rapunzel, the blind prince, Rampion, locked away.
But in general, I did enjoy this short story :)

This is the traditional telling of this book by the brothers Grimm. The pictures are done in watercolor. The pictures are very detailed and colorful but are not bright. They feel older and add to the traditional feel of the story. There are also cute little details in the illustrations that make it more fun to read because you find something new ever time. I would recommend this book because it is one of the original/ most popular version of Rapunzel. This would be a great book to read when teac...more
Well..... What can I say? This book was certainly.... Interesting. I much prefer the original tale. The Grimm Brother's Rapunzel was quiet.... different. I thought it was a but sudden how the prince discovers her and how they fall in love so quickly even though they barely even know each other and decide to marry. Oh and Rapunzel also becomes pregnant quickly too. You see I like stories that have romance yes but the characters actually get to know each other first. Than slowly fall in love. Its...more
Rapunzel is just another one of those fairy tales which everybody knows and loves
This is my third time to read Brothers Grimm's story, in which a beautiful princess has a hard time before she "lives for a long time afterwards, happy and contented." I wish I had such a long hair.
I don't get why JW 're-wrote' this story. I don't think she brought anything new to the story.
A classic princess fairy-tale, I love the Grimm-Brothers writing it is fabulous.
This version had ho-hum pictures, and it left out the pregnancy of Rapunzel.
Carrie Kaut
These grim brothers man are weird !
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Wilhelm Karl Grimm (24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm.

He was born in Hanau, Germany and in 1803 he started studying law at the University of Marburg, one year after his brother Jacob started there.

In 1825 Wilhelm married Henriette Dorothea Wild, also known as Dortchen, at age 39. Together they had four childern: Jakob Grimm (3 April 1826–15...more
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