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Rapunzel

Lynn Roberts

Illustrated by David Roberts

Pavilion Children’s

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ISBN: 9781843653189

Price: £6.99

Publication date: 11 August 2016

Category: Picture Books

Meet a truly funky, flares-clad fairy-tale heroine and a genuinely frightening villain in this hilarious re-working of a much-loved fairy tale. Poor Rapunzel can only dream about the world outside because her Aunt Edna keeps her locked up in their tower-block home. The lifts don’t work and Aunt Edna is too lazy to take the stairs, so she uses Rapunzel’s extraordinarily long hair to climb in and out of their tiny flat. Rapunzel’s life is confined within orange and brown flower-printed walls, with only her beloved records for solace. But then one day, a handsome stranger climbs up her hair and a new adventure begins.

Set in the glamorous seventies, this lively retelling is bursting with colourful period detail. 

Other books in the series: Sleeping BeautyLittle Red and Cinderella.

ABOUT THE Author

Lynn Roberts has worked with children’s literature for many years – both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. Cinderella was her first picture book, and she says, “When someone bought it for the first time, I had a smile to myself. But I didn’t let on…”. She is the author of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Little Red and Cinderella.

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ABOUT THE Illustrator

David Roberts was born in Liverpool. He studied fashion before moving to Hong Kong to work as a fashion illustrator. Since returning to the UK, he has illustrated numerous books, and was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children’s illustration. His titles include the Dirty Bertie series, Julia Donaldson’s Tyrannosaurus Drip and many Philip Ardagh titles. David now lives and works in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.

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