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Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs : A Maynard Moose Tale [With CD (Audio)]
by Willy Claflin and James Stimson


Overview - Another hilarious Maynard Moose tale by award-winning author, Willy Claflin. "Once upon a time, a long, long time ago..." So begins this story of... Rapunzel?... and The Seven, or Eight, or NINE Dwarfs? Hey, what's going on here Welcome to the slightly off-track world of Maynard Moose and the ancient Mother Moose tales.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Another hilarious Maynard Moose tale by award-winning author, Willy Claflin. "Once upon a time, a long, long time ago..." So begins this story of... Rapunzel?... and The Seven, or Eight, or NINE Dwarfs? Hey, what's going on here Welcome to the slightly off-track world of Maynard Moose and the ancient Mother Moose tales. This whimsical fractured fairytale will have young readers laughing out loud.Willy Claflin channels and translates these tales for our entertainment and enlightenment--or maybe just to confuse us. Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs exemplifies the lesson in many of these stories... "That there ain't no moral to some stories at all." This goofy take on a classic fairytale will teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and responsibility. August House also offers an animated version of Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780874839142
  • ISBN-10: 0874839149
  • Publisher: August House Publishers
  • Publish Date: April 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-02-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

The collaborators of The Uglified Ducky offer another story in that fractured tradition. Storyteller Maynard Moose amplifies the silliness of this hybrid tale with snippets of moose dialect, translated in a glossary. When a witch can't find a way to keep Punzel's hair clean (it has become "distremely filthified—all full of sticks and twigs and little nastified wudgies of glop"), she locks the girl in a tower. In a contrivance pulled off more amusingly in Leah Wilcox's Falling for Rapunzel (Putnam, 2003), Punzel misunderstands the prince's request that she let down her hair and first throws down a pear and chair. When Punzel finally hears right, the "chubbified" prince's heft catapults the girl out the window when he tries to climb her tresses. Landing in a pond, she's rescued by "eight or nine seven dwarfs," but more problems await. Stimson's quirky digital art has a comedic exaggeration that's in keeping with the hyperbolic text. The prose, intentionally shot through with malapropisms and bad grammar, won't be for everyone, but fans should find it a perky read-aloud. Audio CD included. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)

 
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