Rapunzel (Illustrated)

Rapunzel (Illustrated)

by Brothers Grimm


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When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world.
From "The Frog King" to "The Golden Key," wondrous worlds unfold--heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all.
A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.
"Rapunzel" is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Children's and Household Tales. A lonely couple, who want a child, live next to a walled garden belonging to a witch, Dame Gothel. The wife, experiencing the cravings associated with the arrival of her long-awaited pregnancy, notices a rapunzel plant , growing in the garden and longs for it, desperate to the point of death. One night, her husband breaks into the garden to get some for her. She makes a salad out of it and greedily eats it. It tastes so good that she longs for more. So her husband goes to get some for her a second time. As he scales the wall to return home, Dame Gothel catches him and accuses him of theft. He begs for mercy, and she agrees to be lenient, and allows him to take all he wants, on condition that the baby be given to her at birth. Desperate, he agrees. When the baby is born, Dame Gothel takes her to raise as her own and names her Rapunzel after the plant her mother craved. She grows up to be the most beautiful child in the world with long golden hair. When she reaches her twelfth year, Dame Gothel shuts her away in a tower in the middle of the woods, with neither stairs nor a door, and only one room and one window...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727831375
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2018
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.

Place of Birth:

Hanau, Germany

Place of Death:

Berlin, Germany

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Rapunzel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a class I took called 'Children's Books and Censorship' and I thought it was beautifully done! The pictures are in soft watercolors and provide good context with the story. I would recommend this book for children ages 5-8.
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Ed Campos More than 1 year ago
Rapunzel looks pretty with long hair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Long ago, a man and a woman realized that they were going to have a baby. A sorcerer owned a beautiful garden outside the woman¿s window with rare fruits and herbs. She began to get such a craving for rapunzel that she thought she was going to die. Her husband did not want her to die so he snuck into the garden to get her rapunzel. The second time he was caught by the sorcerer and she was not happy. She said he could only have the rapunzel if she could have the child when it is born. He didn¿t want his wife to die so he said okay. When the child was born the sorcerer came to get her and named her Rapunzel. ¿The sorceress cared for the baby, seeing to her every need.¿ Rapunzel grew up to be a beautiful girl with ¿flowing red-gold hair.¿ At twelve years old the sorceress put her in a tower in the middle of the forest to live. The tower didn¿t have any doors or windows except one at the very top. The sorceress would come to the tower and say, ¿Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair¿ then climb up the tower. One day a prince went by the tower and heard Rapunzel singing. He wanted to see her but couldn¿t find a way in the tower. The prince kept returning and one day learned how to get in the tower. When the sorceress was gone he called to Rapunzel, ¿Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair¿ and climbed up the tower. He immediately fell in love and wanted to marry her. So they did. When the sorceress found out that Rapunzel¿s dress was tight on her waist, she knew she had been seeing someone. The sorceress cut Rapunzel¿s hair and sent her away to a ¿wild country¿ to live alone. Not long after Rapunzel gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. Will Rapunzel¿s prince ever find her? How will she ever raise the two children alone? Read to find out what happens to Rapunzel and her children. Paul O. Zelinsky retells this Grimm tale very well. His pictures are wonderful and give a great visual as to what is going on in the story. He has won a Caldecott medal for this book, Rapunzel, and Caldecott Honor Medals for Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Swamp Angel. He has not only illustrated for his own writings, but also Beverly Cleary, Carl Sandburg, and is the creator of the beloved Wheels on the Bus. Zelinsky, Paul. Rapunzel. New York: Dutton, 1998.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was in Hawaii, at the library, this book was there. I was curious about it, so I read it. It turned out to be a great read! I loved it, but after I came back to the states, I could never find it here, at any library, or any bookstore, ect... But I saw it on here, and HAD TO HAVE IT!!! IT IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our six year old son returned home from school after hearing his Principal read this book aloud, and retold the story at the dinner table. He retold it again the next morning, exclaiming 'It's a beautiful beautiful book and the pictures are amazing. You're gonna love it! I love books about love and falling in love.' Inspired by his review, I investigated to find out the author of this version of Rapunzel and purchased a copy for our home library. It's certainly refreshing to have a child's reaction to literature be so aesthetic and positive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the pictures, they are really good, they remind me of Italy. I love the story.
Zohrehtheexplorer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A childless family lives next to a garden which belongs to a witch. When the woman gets pregnant, she notices rapunzel plants in the garden and asks his husband to go to the garden and bring some for her. The third time that the man breaks to the garden is caught by the witch and promise to give the baby to the witch. Imprisoned for years in a tower, the young girl, called Rapunzel, meets the prince and marries him. She gives birth to twins and cures the prince whose eyes have got blind when escaping from the witch. Like the most of fairy tales the story characters are the poor people, witch, prince, marriage, and happy ending. The book is well illustrated and reinforces the setting.
zeebreez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Rapunzel. New York: North-South books, 1997. In this version of the traditional story the baby is taken from the parents by the witch. She puts Rapunzel in a tower but a young prince hears her singing and is determined to meet her. He fakes being the witch and climbs up Rapunzel's long hair to get into her tower. They fall in love and plan to be married. The witch discovers Rapunzel's plan and cuts her hair. The prince goes blind when he falls from the tower after discovering the witch instead of Rapunzel. But they are reunited and her tears heal his eyes. The text is a little long. The illustrations are simple and muted in color. Overall, it is a nice book. Age Group: 7-10 years.
adrianneosmus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rapunzel is a story about a woman who tried for years to have a child and never could. She finally gets pregnant and she craves to eat from a neighbor's garden. Her husband makes a deal with the owner of the garden that his wife can eat from the garden but he must give her the child when it is born. The child grows up into a young woman and her stepmother locks her in a tower. When her stepmother finds out she is pregnant she cast her into the wilderness. Soon after that she gives birth to twins. After years apart, her prince stumbles into the wilderness and finds his family. He takes his family back to his kingdom and they live happily ever after.I used to read this story when I was little. I always wanted to have long hair that my mom could climb up my hair. This is a prime explain of love and family.You could talk about families with this story. You could also talk about the different things you can make from a garden. Another thing you could use in the classroom kingdoms and the wilderness.
elenaazad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Paul O. Zelinsky's "Rapunzel" is a retelling of the popular fairy tale, in picture book form, combining elements of the many early versions (German, Italian, French) of the story. Zelinsky modeled his illustrations on the works of the great Renaissance painters, which grounds the story in a historical time and place. The pictures are beautiful and intricate, enough so that they would be interesting to look at completely on there ow. They are what really tell the story. The text, though simple, does not seem to be designed solely for children in mind. (Rapunzel does get pregnant and gives birth to two children.) As a picture book, "Rapunzel" may be best-suited for beginning readers, but could be enjoyed by older children as well (upper elementary and even middle school). Those of any age who are interested in folklore might also want to read this book.
barnes08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story has been told in varieties of ways and in many different countries. The book has beautiful picture. The husband and wife took Rapunzel from the sorceress garden; therefore, they had to give their daughter to the sorceress. The girl then grew up and her hair became very long. The sorceress put Rapunzel which is the girls name in a tower. When the sorceress wished to see Rapunzel, the sorceress had Rapunzel put down her hair. A prince heard Rapunzel¿s voice and had her drop down her hair. The prince and Rapunzel fell in love, when the sorceress found out she banished Rapunzel. The prince went looking for Rapunzel and they lived happily ever after. I felt sad when the baby was taken away. The book was overall was very well told. I loved the setting it seemed to be an older time line. The book has a happy ending, which is always good.You can talk about the consequences of eating the Rapunzel. Also talk about the time setting. Discuss Rapunzel hair the important part of the story. The teacher could research the story from other countries and discuss the names they used for Rapunzel, maybe even read the book and compare story lines.
rjmcwhorter1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A must read. The illustrations are a beautiful supplement for the well known fairy tale, and children of all elementary ages will enjoy seeing them.
kmcgiverin05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fairy tale, and I know this because it has magic, a moral lesson and a protagonist. The protagonist is Rapunzel and in the end she wins. I think this can be used in the classroom to talk about fairy tales, and magic in books. Rapunzel is the protagonist and we know that her whole life was pretty sad, until she was saved via her long hair.
kzrobin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a great story of Rapunzel. The illustrations in this book were marvilous. The story line was very close to the original. This would be a great folktale to share with a class of young children.
cltnae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story, because it went more indepth to how Rapunzel ended up in the tower and why the witch cut her hair off. The traditional version of this book is different from the modern version because the modern version has some information cut out. For example; how Rapunzel ended up with the witch, how the witch raised her from birth, and how she became pregnent. I thought that this book was a little different from todays' more modern version of Rapunzel. I enjoyed this version more because it gave more information and more background on Rapunzel and her Prince.Summary: Rapunzel (Caldecott Medal Book) by Brothers Grimm (1997) This story revolves around a young woman who was locked in a tower by a witch. Her hair grew so long that the only way into the tower was to climb her hair up to the window of her room. One day a prince hears her singing and tries to find a way inside. He watches the tower and sees the witch call to Rapunzel to let down her hair. After the witch left the prince did the same and climbed the way up to Rapunzels' room. They soon were married in secret and Rapunzel became pregnent. The witch banished her and cut her long hair off. The prince was tricked and fell from the tower and hurt his eyes. A year went by and he heard Rapunzel singing again and followed her voice. When they saw each other they embraced and two of Rapunzels' tears landed on the princes eyes and he could see his wife and twins.Summary: After the witch left the prince did the same and climbed the way up to Rapunzels' room. They soon were married in secret and Rapunzel became pregnent. The witch banished her and cut her long hair off. The prince was tricked and fell from the tower and hurt his eyes. A year went by and he heard Rapunzel singing again and followed her voice. When they saw each other they embraced and two of Rapunzels' tears landed on the princes eyes and he could see his wife and twins.Classroom Extensions:1) I would read a more modern version of the book and make sure that my students payed attention to the order of the book. After I read the book we would play a sequence game so that the students could retell the story.2) I would have my students write a summary of what the liked about the book and why.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Zelinsky¿s Rapunzel adaptation takes elements from the French, Italian, and German versions of the fairy tale. His illustrations are amazing ¿ in the style of Italian Renaissance art ¿ with realistically rendered people, gorgeous landscapes, and lots of tiny details. The story, however, is just one that doesn¿t appeal to me because it is just too fantastical. I don¿t mind reading fantasy; on the contrary, I enjoy it when it¿s well done. But Rapunzel is just full of things that don¿t make sense ¿ like a woman dying for want of parsley or a sorceress who without reason decides to lock her 12-year-old adopted daughter in a tall tower in the forest. In addition, at least some of it seems to be over the heads of its intended audience ¿ for instance, the sorceress getting mad at Rapunzel when her dress is too tight around the waist (aka, she is pregnant). If I had to grade this book, I would say A+ for the illustrations and maybe a C+ for the narrative.
tiburon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Grimnm's fairytale about a girl locked in a tower by a sorceress who eventually falls in love with, who else? a prince, and both suffer tremendously for it. There is, however, a happy ending.
elle0467 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a traditional fairy tale story of a young girl Rapunzel who was taken from her parents from an evil witch. When Rapunzel was around 12 the witch locked her in the castle tower. Rapunzel's hair grew so long that it was able to help her escape the tower and fall into the arms of her true love.
kpalmer07 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the story of Rapunzel a woman becomes pregnant and craves the plant Rapunzel. Her husband steals it from a sorceresses garden and is caught and forced to give up their child in exchange for the plant. The woman then takes the child, names her Rapunzel, and locks her in a tall tower with no door in the middle of the forest. The only way up is by climbing Rupunzels hair. A prince hears Rapunzel singing, falls in love, climbs her hair, she falls in love back, and the get married. The prince visits her by night while the sorceress visits her by day until one day the sorceress figures it out because Rapunzel gets pregnant. Rapunzel is banished to a deserted land with her twins. The prince is caught, falls from the tower and is blinded. Lonely and sad about his wife being gone, he wonders the forest aimlessly until he ends up coming upon Rapunzel. Rapunzels tears heal his eyes, then he figures out where they are, and they head back to his kingdom and live happily ever after.Media: Acrylic paint