Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale

Book Cover:  Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon & Dean HaleShannon Hale’s newest adventure Rapunzel’s Revenge coauthored with her husband Dean Hale and illustrated by Nathan Hale (no relation) is taking the book world by storm!  Why?  First, it’s Shannon Hale.  What’s not to love about Shannon?  Second, it’s a awesome retelling of the Rapunzel story set as a western.  Third, Rapunzel’s uses her long braids as lasso’s taking out the bad guy’s.  Again, what’s not to love about that?  Fourth, it’s a graphic novel!  Do I really need to say more?  Well, just a couple of things. But first, if you haven’t seen my fun photo with Shannon and Dean, here it is again:

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Natasha Maw

Rapunzel’s Revenge is a great addition to children’s literature and the world of graphic novels (although I fully admit that I’m not familiar with the graphic novel world, but how can it not?!).  It was fun to read, had a lot of great one-liners, and had a great story.  Rapunzel isn’t just a poor, woe is me girl locked in a tower.  She’s sassy, witty, and can handle those lasso braids like no one you’ve seen.  I know Nathan Hale spent forever on those illustrations!!  I thought they were really nice but there were some panels that I thought could have been better.  I thought the faces got funny sometimes.  But it’s not enough to really bother me.  Overall, a fun book I’d totally recommend.

I went to the Rapunzel’s Round-Up, a fun book release party for Rapunzel’s Revenge.  See my commentary on that fun day here.  If you haven’t heard the story of how I ended up with Shannon’s garden zucchini, then you should check it out!

Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale

Shannon and Dean Hale were just on the today show.  Check out their fun segment:

Visit Shannon Hale’s website and Nathan Hale’s blog.

Coming right up (or at least today, we’ll see what I can do with the kiddo’s around) is a great Shannon Hale interview.  You won’t want to miss this one.  She answers your questions!


  1. Whole lot of Hale’s went into the making of that book! Cute pics.

    on October 2nd, 2008 at 10:44 am
  2. Those pictures are so cute!

    on October 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 pm
  3. This looks like a total blast. WHY do the names Shannon and Nathan Hale ring a bell?

    on October 4th, 2008 at 10:17 am
  4. I just read and reviewed this one – I thought it was so fun!! Trish let me know about your blog – I love it!

    on October 5th, 2008 at 8:40 pm
  5. zucchini.. lol. i remember that. woohoo! awesome! to the list!!!

    on October 10th, 2008 at 5:07 pm
  6. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    on October 19th, 2008 at 5:23 pm
  7. That is sure a new twist on the story of Rapunzel. I like the hair whips the best, lol.

    on October 28th, 2008 at 5:13 pm
  8. [...] Jack, the follow-up graphic novel to Rapunzel’s Revenge (my review), written by duo married team Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by the ever hard working Nathan [...]

    on January 12th, 2010 at 1:13 am

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