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Hale, Shannon. 
New York : Bloomsbury, 2008
IL 5-8, RL 3.7
ISBN 159990070X
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Once upon a time there lived a young girl in a beautiful palace with many servants and a witchy mother.  Thus begins this retelling of Rapunzel, but this is a Rapunzel you wonít recognize.  The young girl has always wondered what lies beyond the high walls of her home.  Forbidden to leave, she decides to find out for herself on the day of her twelfth birthday.  She discovers a dark, dismal world dominated by her motherís greed for power and money.  Set in the Wild West, this retelling has many twists and turns and plenty of girl power and action.  When Rapunzel teams up with Jack (of Beanstalk fame!), to rescue her real mother and beat the bad guys, the action is nonstop and a lot of fun.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     Revenge -- Fiction.
                        Hair -- Fiction.
                        Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
                        Witches -- Fiction.
                        Characters in literature -- Fiction.
                        Cartoons and comics.
                        Fantasy comic books, strips, etc. 
                        Graphic novels.

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