Thursday, February 26, 2009
The most telling thing about this book was that I was the last person in my house to read it. Even my 7-yr-old loved it so much she sat and read it in one afternoon. All of my kids who can read, read this book in one sitting. So I think as far as the pre-teen audience goes, this is a great book.
I liked it too, but I'm not that much into graphic novels. It was a cute book, a reworking of the Rapunzel story (obviously) and the pictures are great. I just like longer books, something that only takes me a half-hour to read is too short.
I loved the place names (Devil's Armpit for example) and the people. I do need to take some more time and look over the map more closely.
I will probably buy this book at some point, just to complete the set if nothing else. And I just can't resist a books that can draw in my kids that way. I think this was the longest book E. has ever read and she loved it, even cried a little at one part. It is wonderful as long as you don't need a long book to catch your attention.
Rapunzel's Revenge. Shannon Hale. Bloomsbury. 2008