Publisher: Andersen Press

A cruel witch exacts a harsh punishment for the theft of some salad leaves - her neighbours' first child. Locked in a tower, Rapunzel's golden plaits are her only ladder. Discovering Rapunzel's love for a passing prince, the witch severs her plaits, abandons her in the forest and traps the prince. Falling from the tower, he is tragically blinded. Years later, the wandering prince hears Rapunzel singing to her twin children. Her tears miraculously restore his sight and the family is reunited.

Dazzling illustrations resembling jewel-encrusted tapestries accompany this retelling of the classic fairytale. Younger children can follow the story through the pictures alone while more confident readers will appreciate the dramatic tale in addition to the sumptuously detailed illustrations.

More books like this

Cinderella of the Nile

Author: Beverley Naidoo Illustrator: Marjan Vafaeian

Rhodopis is a rarity in the north of Greece, with her red hair and blue eyes. Soon, she is kidnapped and turned into a slave. When the Pharoah finds a slipper, he declares he will marry the owner. This version of the Cinderella story is based on an Egyptian tale.

Read more about Cinderella of the Nile

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes

Author: Jackie Morris Illustrator: Ehsan Abdollahi

Jackie Morris' retelling of the classic fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses is accompanied by Ehsan Abdollahi's transfixingly beautiful illustration, updating the story for a new generation.

Read more about The Secret of the Tattered Shoes

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...