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Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
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Dec 07, 11

bookshelves: folklore
Read in December, 2011

A man and a woman live in a room overlooking some Rapunzel leaves. The wife becomes pregnant and craves the Rapunzel. The husband climbs out the window and gets some. The sorceress catches him one day and she lets him keep the Rapunzel only if she can keep their child when it is born. He agrees. When the daughter becomes twelve, the sorceress places her in a high tower with no door and comes to visit her during the day. One day the Prince comes and hears her singing. He asks her to put her hair down and he climbs up. They fall in love and get married. She becomes pregnant with twins. The sorceress finds out what she has done and puts her in a faraway land. The Prince goes after her. The illustrations in this book are fantastic. I can have my students draw a picture to describe one of the pages or one of the characters.
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