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20 February 2012

Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs

Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs by Willy Claflin, illustrated by James Stimson, is a mixed up fairy tale as told to Maynard Moose.

After Rapunzel was locked in the tower and then escaped, her hair became a problem. It got caught on everything as she tried to make her way through the forest. Luckily, the dwarfs (Clumsy, Snoozy Cheerful, Fearful, Hyper, Hungry, Grizelda, Ambidextrous, and sometimes Bewildered) helped her and hid her in their cabin.

But when the witch asked her mirror to find Rapunzel and sent her rhinoceros to give her a poisoned watermelon to put her into a deep sleep. Rapunzel slept for so long that the dwarfs set up an amusement park around her and charged admission to see her.Luckily, the Moose finally freed her from her slumber.

Since the story is told by Maynard Moose, using must of the old Moose language, the story varies a bit from the more traditional human telling. Claflin has created a fun way to revisit many loved fairy tales in one fell swoop.

Claflin, Willy. (2011). Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs. Atlanta: August House Books.

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