Escaping from the enchanted tree where Mother Gothel imprisoned her, Rapunzel sets off alone through the ghost towns and Badlands of Gothel's Reach. She is determined to find Gothel's Villa and teach Mother Gothel a long-overdue lesson for her years of treachery and lies, and help her real mother get out of the mine camps where Mother Gothel has kept her enslaved. Rapunzel's adventures take her across a country much akin to the Wild Wild West, where she is soon wanted - dead or alive - for horse thieving, kidnapping, jail breaking and using her hair in a manner other than nature intended! In this highly original take on the familiar story of Rapunzel, Shannon and Dean Hale introduce us to a feisty and dynamic heroine and Nathan Hale's illustrations offer a striking visual feast, ensuring this is a truly unforgettable reading experience.
Shannon Hale is the author of a number of books for children, including her stunning debut novel Goose Girl. Her novel Princess Academy won the Newbery Honor. This is her first graphic novel. Dean Hale is a first-time author. He is married to Shannon Hale. Nathan Hale is a freelance illustrator whose work appears regularly in the US-based magazine Cricket. His first children's book was The Devil You Know published in 2005 by Walker & Company. Nathan lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife and son. This is his first book for Bloomsbury. He is no relation to either Shannon or Dean Hale.