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Rapunzel

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ISBN13: 9780525456070
ISBN10: 0525456074
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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Surely among the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators, Paul O. Zelinsky has once again with unmatched emotional authority, control of space, and narrative capability brought forth a unique vision for an age-old tale. Few artists at work today can touch the level at which his paintings tell a story and exert their hold.

Zelinsky's retelling of Rapunzel reaches back beyond the Grimms to a late-seventeenth-century French tale by Mlle. la Force, who based hers on the Neapolitan tale Petrosinella in a collection popular at the time. The artist understands the story's fundamentals to be about possessiveness, confinement, and separation, rather than about punishment and deprivation. Thus the tower the sorceress gives Rapunzel here is not a desolate, barren structure of denial but one of esoteric beauty on the outside and physical luxury within. And the world the artist creates through the elements in his paintings the palette, control of light, landscape, characters, architecture, interiors, costumes speaks to us not of an ugly witch who cruelly imprisons a beautiful young girl, but of a mother figure who powerfully resists her child's inevitable growth, and of a young woman and man who must struggle in the wilderness for the self-reliance that is the true beginning of their adulthood.

As ever, and yet always somehow in newly arresting fashion, Paul O. Zelinsky's work thrillingly shows us the events of the story while guiding us beyond them to the truths that have made it endure.

Synopsis:

One of the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators has once again brought forth a unique vision for an age-old tale. Zelinsky's retelling of "Rapunzel" captures the possessiveness, confinement, and separation of a late 17th-century French tale by Mlle. la Force, where a mother powerfully resists her child's inevitable growth. Full color. 1998 Caldecott Award.

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ISBN:
9780525456070
Retold:
Zelinsky, Paul O.
Author:
Zelinsky, Paul O.
Retold:
Zelinsky, Paul
Author:
Zelinsky, Paul
Author:
Brothers Grimm
Author:
Grimm, Wilhelm
Author:
Grimm, Jacob W.
Publisher:
Dutton Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Tales, german
Subject:
Rapunzel (Tale)
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
12.38x9.32x.39 in. 1.06 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 48 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525456070 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators has once again brought forth a unique vision for an age-old tale. Zelinsky's retelling of "Rapunzel" captures the possessiveness, confinement, and separation of a late 17th-century French tale by Mlle. la Force, where a mother powerfully resists her child's inevitable growth. Full color. 1998 Caldecott Award.
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