Bethan Woollvin

Ages 3 to 7
31 May 2018
32 pages


A witty twist on a favourite fairy tale, this bold and funny story removes the handsome prince altogether, making Rapunzel the mistress of her own destiny.

Golden-haired princess Rapunzel is kept trapped in her lofty tower by a wicked witch, who lops off locks of her beautiful hair and sells them for her own profit. Can Rapunzel ever figure out a way to escape?

From the creator of Little Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, Bethan Woollvin's unique and striking art, printed with stunning pantone inks, and her drily comic voice make this the perfect gift for fairy tale fans of all ages.

Bethan Woollvin brings her imaginative flair to another traditional tale, creating a feisty, independent heroine in a landscape free from heroic princes!
[Praise for Little Red:] Bethan Woollvin's version [of Little Red Riding Hood] has a far darker ending - and I loved it. The talented illustrator and writer has taken a childhood niggle as her premise for this bold feminist version of the story: would our caped heroine really have been taken in by a wolf in a bad grandma disguise? . . . I won't spoil the ending but let's just say Little Red wraps it up nicely (and warmly) and it has my three year old son thrilled at every read, begging for more.
A talent to watch