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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 Narrativecapability 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 HoldZelinsky 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 Beginningof Their AdulthoodAs 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

10 thoughts on “Rapunzel

  1. says:

    Paul uses the Italian Renaissance style of painting for the illustrations It s lovely and it has a very unique feel to it The original story of Rapunzel originates from Italy in a tale called Petrosinella or parsley He melds this with pieces of Grimm s tale for a story from his pen Rapunzel is taken to a tower at 12 It basically serves as a chastity belt The thing is, there is no education so when the girl meets a man the first time, nature takes its course and she gets pregnant How would she know She never saw a man before When she is pregnant, the witch who is a fairy in this story and lets me honest, fairies would not care if you were having sex, so they should change that throws her out The prince is fooled and he falls out of the tower and goes blind from it and wanders in the wilderness until he stumbles across Rapunzel and they find each other His eyes are healed with her tears and they live happily ever after There were 2 children, so either she had twins, or she meet another stranger in the wilderness.The message seems to be something about virtue or overcoming silly beliefs I don t know why, but I have always loved this fairy tale I haven t heard this one before and I like it The niece gave this 4 stars She loved her hair and the dress and the artwork We like to watch this cartoon together The nephew said the movie was way exciting and he wanted to know why her hair wasn t magic He gave this 3 stars This version is worth checking out, but it does bring up sex, so be prepared for questions.

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    The folktale fairy tale of Rapunzel is often than not and even amongst a goodly number academics, it seems considered to primarily be of German origin collected by the Brothers Grimm and included in their famous Kinder und Hausm rchen However, as Paul O Zelinsky brilliantly demonstrates in and with his informative afterword on the genesis and development of the former, this assumption is only partially correct including Rapunzel s designation as a true and absolute folktale, as it seems to be primarily based on extant literary sources and not so much oral traditions True, most modern retellings of the Rapunzel theme are primarily and heavily based on the Brothers Grimm, but Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm s own version is actually gleaned from a loose German translation of an older French offering, which in turn, is heavily influenced by Gianbattista Basile s Petrosinella a Neapolitan Baroque fairy tale of the 17th century, where the expectant mother craves her sorceress neighbour s parsley, instead of Rapunzel, or rampion, as the herb is called in English In the late 18th century, a French translation of Basile s Petrosinella titled Persinette was then translated into German by one Joachim Christoph Friedrich Schulz who actually not simply translated the tale, but freely adapted it, adding for example the referrals to the girl s tight clothing to indicate her pregnancy and changing the herb from parsley to rampion, to Rapunzel.The Brothers Grimm were aware of Schulz s translation, and their own Rapunzel is heavily based on his tale basically, just as Schulz freely adapted the 18th century French translation adaptation of Basile s Petrosinella tale to suit his needs, the Grimms in turn, adapted Schulz narrative to suit theirs Now one might wonder why the Grimms chose to include a tale that was so obviously literary in their collection of what they primarily considered orally developed and through the centuries repeatedly recounted and re recounted folktales, but the brothers actually and wrongfully assumed that Schulz tale was in fact taken from, was gleaned from and based on an earlier oral version they did notice the similarity to Basile s Petrosinella but did not take the next logical step, namely that Schulz s translation was in fact based on the same, and was not simply a rendering of an earlier orally recounted, orally passed on folktale.Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm much shortened Schulz translation or rather, his adaptation , making it sound, or at least attempting to make it sound less literary, but in the 1812 edition of their tales, their Rapunzel still keeps the pregnancy of the heroine, of the main protagonist It was only in later editions of the Kinder und Hausm rchen that the now familiar scenario is shown instead of Rapunzel asking the sorceress to help her with tightening up her dress, as it has become too small due to of course her being with child, in later editions, Rapunzel simply states that the sorceress is so much heavier to pull up than than the prince Supposedly, the Grimms chose to remove under considerable annoyance and protest the pregnancy aspect, as there were increasing complaints by parents, as the tales, although originally not intended for children, were being and considered as children s fare and read as such for both education and entertainment.Personally, I much appreciate the fact that Paul O Zelinsky has combined the Grimms 1812 edition German with earlier Italian and French Rapunzel Petrosinella traditions And considering his glowing, painterly, Italian Renaissance style illustrations, which are not just simple book illustrations, but accomplished works of art that could easily hold their own alongside of many of the greatest Italian painters of that era, I almost wish that he had titled his retelling Petrosinella instead of Rapunzel although I do realise that the latter is commonly known and accepted Zelinsky s narrative flows smoothly, reads easily, and really and truly presents the different German, Italian and French Rapunzel Petrosinella traditions in a manner that is natural, organic and does not even seem so much a combination, but rather a story with one plot line, a story of love, betrayal, and that in the end, love does conquer all.Finally, I guess I can to a certain extent understand that and even why some individuals have taken umbrage at the fact that Rapunzel s, that Petrosinella or Persinette s pregnancy has been included in this book and they actually are in good historical company, it seems However, the allusion to the latter is not, as I hope to have shown, a salacious tidbit gratuitously added by the author illustrator it is historical and literary fact both Joachim Christoph Friedrich Schulz s 18th century translation and the Grimms 1812 rendering of the Petrosinella Rapunzel thematics show the pregnancy of the heroine as a main point of information, and I heartily applaud Zelinsky for not shying away from including it in his wonderful and evocative retelling, in his own shining, glowing, perfect Rapunzel.

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    I really appreciated everything about Zelinsky s Rapunzel from his detailed author s note to his thoughtful adaptation to the faithful representation of Renaissance art Alas, the Renaissance style has never been one of my favorites so I didn t personally love the illustrations, though I find a great deal of merit in them His work really makes an impression, I feel I still get a little shiver when I think of his Rumplestiltskin, whom I met in childhood I liked his less Grimm version of the tale but that he still retained some of the somber elements I couldn t help but think of Rapunzel s own mother and father when the happy ending came about So sad Rapunzel really is a fascinating story I feel that the wicked witch could be so much richly developed I know there are times when a part of me wishes I could keep my own children safe in a happy, magical tower, away from the dark forces in the world But, in all the versions of Rapunzel that I ve encountered even the Disney version, which does have a developed witch character the witch is ultimately purely selfish, or so it seems to me, not as nuanced as most parents, with their own tug of war over that delicate balance of freedom and safety for their children.

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    This book illustrated by Paul O Zelinksy is unlike any children s fairy tale illustrated book I ve seen, it is truly a work of art I am a fan of fairy tale illustrated books and I am extremely picky and choosy but I simply had to have this for my library I only keep classics and fairy tale books in my collection and this book is a definite must have for any fairy tale collection.

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    I do very much like this version I like that the witch is here known as a sorceress I like that here the girl is hidden, but not locked up in the tower, until she is twelve I have always preferred the versions that included the twin babies I mean, it s only natural that the sorceress needs to learn the lesson of the folly of over protection Lots of parents need to learn that lesson Author s note explains origins of tale, and choice of setting for the art.

  6. says:

    Zelinsky is a better artist than a writer, in my opinion, so this wasn t as impressive as his other work I ve read But it s still a very good version of Rapunzel that s going to be a keeper for me.

  7. says:

    Maybe because my teacher said something in class, but I was expecting something different from this book I thought maybe it would be de constructing the fairy tale in someway, but instead it was just sort of putting it together in a mismash of various versions, some Grimm, some earlier traditions The illustrations were interesting, and the abundance of cats in the pictures were nice.

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    1 Picture Book Traditional Literature2 This is the retelling of Rapunzel, the story of a young girl who is forced to grow up in isolation and confinement because a sorceress is hiding her from the king, when she meets a prince who is enchanted by her voice and her long, lustrous hair She then has to learn how to live on her own after many years of confinement, and is reunited with her prince 3 Critique a Zelinsky brings the age old tale of Rapunzel to life with his beautiful illustrations b His Italian renaissance style of illustrations is filled with light warm golden tones Zelinsky uses control of light, landscape, characters, architecture and costumes to paint a beautiful, poignant picture of Rapunzel.c As opposed to the dark and extremely dim recount by the Grimm Brothers, this version uses illustrations to show that Rapunzel was not living in a dungeon like tower by an evil witch who tortured her, but was kept in solitude because the woman loved her so much, and provided her with luxury The illustrations set the tone of the piece, and although she endures quite a bit of hardship, the overall tone lends to love that conquers all 4 This is a great story to read to early elementary students, and then apply their art and dexterity skills by making their own Rapunzel puppet out of a paper bag, with long yarn for hair The students can then practice braiding the hair to strengthen fine motor skills.

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    Once upon a time there was a happily married couple whose only sorrow was that they did not have a child Then one day, they learn the woman is pregnant and the sorrow is replaced with joy The wife liked to sit by the window overlooking a beautiful walled garden owned by a sorceress One day she saw an abundant bed of the herb rapunzel, and a great need to eat some overcome her Telling her husband she will die if she doesn t have some, he dutifully climbs down into the garden and steals some But it s not enough, and the next day he goes back and is caught by the sorceress On explaining his problem to her, she tells him he can take the rapunzel, but in exchange she will take their baby when it is born She names the child Rapunzel, and raises her in isolation in the wilderness When Rapunzel turns twelve, the sorceress takes her through the forest and puts her in a tall, narrow tower with no door and only one window, high up It s a magic tower, and spacious inside, but Rapunzel is sealed off from the world To get inside, the sorceress calls out Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair , and she climbs it.One day a prince discovers the tower and is curious he has heard rumours of a fabled beauty trapped inside He hides in the forest and witnesses the sorceress s method for gaining access When the sorceress is gone, he calls out to Rapunzel to lower her hair and climbs inside, giving her the shock of her life But he s nice and friendly and soon they become lovers and Rapunzel falls pregnant The sorceress, on discovering that Rapunzel has betrayed her, cuts off her hair and sends her out into the wilderness to perish Instead, Rapunzel survives and has not one baby but twins, a boy and a girl.Meanwhile, when the prince returns to the tower and calls out to Rapunzel to lower her hair, the sorceress hooks the shorn hair to the window and confronts him at the top of the tower She tells him Rapunzel is lost to him forever, and in shock and despair he falls He doesn t die, but he is blinded and weak, and stumbles for months through the wilderness until, lo he hears Rapunzel s voice and finds her Her tears of joy fall onto his face and his blindness is cured Together with their two children they return to the town and the king s palace, where they live happily ever after Rapunzel wasn t a story I really read as a kid I didn t have my own copy, or a beloved version I knew the story in a vague way, but I don t know if that s because Rapunzel tropes and distinctive symbols crop up so much in our society and culture like a lot of other fairy tales and Shakespeare plays In short, I can t actually say with any certainty whether I read the story as a child or not As an adult with a young child of my own, I suddenly became interested in collecting really good editions of fairy tales and other classic stories hence my lovely Robert Ingpen illustrated editions of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and others Finding a good edition of fairy tales is a harder task, though Ideally, I wanted to browse through book shops and check out the version quality text and the illustrations, before committing to buying any Sadly, the bookshops only had rather trite and silly, or Disneyfied, editions, collections of heavily abridged stories in bedtime volumes So I took a gamble on Paul O Zelinsky s beautifully illustrated retelling, buying it without being able to check it out first.And it is a beautiful rendering of the story of Rapunzel I wanted a version that hadn t been made cutesy or had the darkness removed from it fairy tales should be dark stories, they were originally moralistic, cautionary warning tales, after all Zelinsky s illustrations are vivid and richly detailed, colourful and patterned yet still broody and full of atmosphere I do find the prince s mullet to be a bit off putting, though The story reads well, though in typical fairy tale fashion, plot holes abound You just have to take those in stride realism was never the point of a fairy tale, though Zelinsky whose is the son of a mathematics professor and a medical illustrator according to his Goodreads page provides a lot of precision in his illustrations, which also have the feel of classic Italian paintings The illustrations are both real and romantic as an adult I feel that they don t really capture the human emotions or fill in any gaps in the story, but I also feel that as a child I would have been drawn to this style of illustration I liked the precise and finely detailed, like intricate mazes and Where s Wally pictures Not having anything to compare it to, though, I can t offer an opinion on this retelling over others I ve given you an abridged run down of Zelinsky s retelling above, and I d love to hear how it compares to other versions that you ve read This is just the kind of edition I was looking for, and it has a three page note at the back about the history of the story and its history, and the alterations its undergone over the centuries, which is by far the fascinating part of the story for me My young son, however, is quite interested in the story itself, and I hope it will be one he and any sibling he may have can enjoy for years to come.

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    Rapunzel is a Caldecott Medal award winning book from the talented Paul O Zelinsky and it is a classic Brothers Grimm tale about how a young woman named Rapunzel meets her true love after being trapped in a tower for many years and how she tries to keep this secret from a wicked sorceress Rapunzel is truly a captivating story about true love that many children will love for many years.Paul O Zelinsky s story about a young girl imprisoned in her castle has been a cult classic in the fairy tale industry for many years and the writing is dramatic and romantic at the same time as the audience feels the tension when Rapunzel is taken away from her parents by the sorceress and the romance being blossomed when Rapunzel meets the Prince for the first time Paul O Zelinsky s illustrations are extremely beautiful and realistic looking, especially of the image of Rapunzel herself having long, orange hair and maintaining a beautiful face all throughout the story Rapunzel is a brilliant book about the importance of true love and it will easily captivate children who are fans of fantastic fairy tales such as this one I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since smaller children might be upset about the scene where Rapunzel is taken away from her parents as a baby.