Cover image for Rapunzel
Title:
Rapunzel
Author:
Watts, Bernadette.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Crowell, [1975]
Physical Description:
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Summary:
Retells the tale of the beautiful girl imprisoned in a lonely tower by a witch.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
Genre:
ISBN:
9780690009798

9780690009804
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A retelling of the traditional tale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is imprisoned in a lonely tower by a witch.


Author Notes

Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15).

The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.-

Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15).

The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.-

Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Hyman employs her highly honed talent for fashioning memorable characters, and her eye for detail imbues the bordered pictures with drama and finesse. By contrast, Ash's more formal presentation can be likened to a tapestry with flat characters appearing against closely integrated colors. Stanley's Neopolitan offering reflects a study of sixteenth-century art with vivid colors and action center stage.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Trina Schart Hyman fans will be glad to know that Rapunzel, retold by Barbara Rogasky, originally published in 1982, is back in print. The artist frames her dark and dramatic full-page and vignette illustrations in repeated pattern borders, and evokes the detailing and care of quiltmaking as she pieces together the images of this classic story. ( May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

Hyman employs her highly honed talent for fashioning memorable characters, and her eye for detail imbues the bordered pictures with drama and finesse. By contrast, Ash's more formal presentation can be likened to a tapestry with flat characters appearing against closely integrated colors. Stanley's Neopolitan offering reflects a study of sixteenth-century art with vivid colors and action center stage.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Trina Schart Hyman fans will be glad to know that Rapunzel, retold by Barbara Rogasky, originally published in 1982, is back in print. The artist frames her dark and dramatic full-page and vignette illustrations in repeated pattern borders, and evokes the detailing and care of quiltmaking as she pieces together the images of this classic story. ( May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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