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March 2017
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    30th March 2017
  • ISBN 9781782503828
  • Language German
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 8.6" x 11.6"

"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.

Together they devise a plan to escape but the enchantress discovers their scheme and chops off Rapunzel's hair. Will Rapunzel and the prince be parted forever?

This classic fairy tale is wonderfully brought to life with soft, colourful illustrations by popular illustrator Maja Dusikova.

(Ages 4 to 7 years)

“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 (age 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

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in the 1780s in Hanau, near Frankfurt in Hesse. They were among a family of nine children, six of whom survived infancy. During their early childhood, both their father and grandfather died, leaving the children and their mother to struggle in reduced circumstances. During their early twenties, the two brothers began linguistic and philological studies, which would culminate in both Grimm's Law and their collected editions of fairy and folk tales. Their collections of tales became immensely popular, though the brothers' main goal was linguistic research. After running afoul of King Ernest Augustus I, the brothers were fired from their university posts and exiled. However, the next year, the two were invited to Berlin by the King of Prussia, and both settled there. Wilhelm died in 1859; his elder brother Jacob died in 1863.