Books: rapunzel's revenge
  • An ALA 2009 Notable Children's Book
  • A YALSA 2009 Great Graphic Novel for Teens
  • An Al's Book Club for Kids selection (See Shannon and Dean on NBC's Today show)
  • An Eisner Award nominee (the Oscars of comics)
  • Three starred reviews
  • A Kid's Indie Next for fall '08 (formerly known as Booksense Picks)
  • 2011 Young Readers Choice Award (presented by the Pacific Northwest Library Association)
  • A Junior Library Guild Premiere Selection
  • Nominee for the Texas Lone Star reading list
  • A Best Book of the year from and
  • A Cybil Award winner
  • On the Dorothy Canfield Fisher ChildrenŐs Book Award Master List (Vermont)
  • Nominated for the 2010 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • On the 2009-2010 Maine Student Book Award Reading List
  • On the TriState YA Review Group Books of Note for 2009 (Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey)
  • Winner of the Utah Book Award for Children's Literature
  • Winner of the 2009 Leah Adezio Award for Best Kid-Friendly work from the Friends of Lulu
  • An ALA 2009 Popular Paperback
  • Part of the 2010 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Bibliography
  • A Texas Maverick Graphic Novel
  • An Oregon Battle of the Books selection
  • A Young Hoosiers Book Award Nominee
  • Winner of the Young Readers Choice Award, presented by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington)

* "With its can-do heroine, witty dialogue and romantic ending, this graphic novel has something for nearly everybody."
Publisher's Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

* "The dialogue is witty, the story is an enticing departure from the original, and the illustrations are magically fun and expressive. Knowing that there are more graphic novels to come from this writing team brings readers their own happily-ever-after."
School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

* "Readers familiar with graphic novels will feel at home...Newbies may not realize how particularly well-matched the Hales' gutsy tale is to its format, but this introduction--with its high action quotient, immediate sensory thrills, and wisecracking heroes--should win many converts. With such a successful debut, one hopes to see more graphic novels from this trio."

"A dash of typical fairy-tale romance, a strong sense of social justice and a spunky heroine make this a standout choice for younger teens."
Kirkus Reviews

"Outrageously funny!"
Discovery Girls

"Rich with humor and excitement, Rapunzel's Revenge is an alternate version of a classic that will become a fast favorite of young readers."

"Shannon Hale's comic wit and romantic sensibilities translate well in this new format, which blends fairy tale revision, journey quest, Wild West shoot-'em up, and action adventure into one wild ride. The easy-to-follow panel arrangements with their multicultural cast of characters guide even reluctant readers seamlessly through the fast-paced narrative."

"It's the kind of book that plays with the cliches but doesn't fall into them -- and it doesn't assume that girls are locked into soap operas, but instead have more breadth to their literary desires. It all adds up to a rollicking and well-humored adventure and the new, empowered Rapunzel shines as a spirited and capable girl hero."
North Adams Transcript (Massachusetts)

"The story here is fun -- Rapunzel wields her hair the way Indiana Jones uses a whip."

"RapunzelŐs Revenge is a well-written, well-drawn, and beautifully modernized version of the well-known tale of Rapunzel. ...more than just an enjoyable readŃitŐs a lush, engaging adventure that will appeal to kids of all ages. The plot is self-contained in this one volume, and leaves you wanting more after every page."
Sabrina Fritz, School Library Journal

"with its smart writing, it delivers one of the most important messages of all: Illustrated literature isnŐt just kid stuff."
City Weekly

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