by Hans Christian Andersen; Illustrated by Maja Dusíková
'Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!'
Trapped at the top of a tall tower, every day Rapunzel throws down her long, long golden hair for her captor, the enchantress, to climb. Until one day the King's son discovers Rapunzel and they fall in love.
The prince and Rapunzel devise a plan to escape -- but the enchantress discovers their scheme and chops off Rapunzel's hair. Will the couple be parted forever?
This classic fairy tale is wonderfully brought to life with soft, colourful illustrations by popular illustrator Maja Dusíková.
Hardcover, 32 pages with colour illustrations. 294 x 219 mm.
Floris Books, 2017.
'Maja Dusikova's Rapunzel retells a classic fairy tale and adds lovely, soft-edged drawings [...] Good reading skills or parental assistance will lend to the beautiful story of a braided beauty with a beautiful voice and a brave prince who breaks her isolation.' -- Midwest Book Review
'This is a good story with beautiful pictures. I think everyone should read it.' -- Shreya (aged 6), Kids' Book Buzz
On Dusíková’s edition of The Princess and the Pea: 'Dusikova's pictures are full of soft edges and soft colours, with pretty architectual details and an assortment of castle denizens, including a pair of cats and a toddler in a jester's motley. A rendering to bring a smile or possibly a giggle.' -- Kirkus Review (USA)
About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author and writer of children's fairy tales, such as The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling, which have become much-loved classics around the world.
Maja Dusíková was born in Slovakia in 1946. She has illustrated over forty books for children. She lives with her family in Florence, Italy.
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