“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliography: Written by Stephanie Peters, Illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins, Stone Arch Books, Minnesota, 2009, 40 pgs.
Reading Level: GN360L (GN- Graphic Novel)
Synopsis: After a husband of a pregnant wife is caught stealing rampion from a witch’s garden, the witch demands their first born child. Rapunzel is raised by the witch and is forced to stay in the living quarters. When a prince tries to save Rapunzel, she is banished to the desert and the prince is blinded.
Classroom Rationale: This book could be compared to the original version of Rapunzel. Students can discuss components of the graphic novel. *Some teachers may not feel comfortable introducing this more wicked version of Rapunzel with graphic pictures to their students. Therefore, I posted another traditional literature book but felt this graphic novel was interesting for people to view.
Common Core: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors (RL 2.9).