Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale Ilustrated by Nathan Hale


Gather 'round
Stomp your feet!
Bow to your partner
and doe-si-doe!

Clap your hands,
Open this graphic novel,
Careful now -
look at the handsome drawin' before
turnin' each page as y'all
meet Rapunzel
as a western hero!

Understand 'round these parts
certain lands are not so plainly
what they seem to be
but if you've ever seen a John Wayne movie
you'll soon be figurin' out the way the action goes.

Most memorable, I reckon, I'll share with you my favorites of this famed tale-

Nothin' complex about the way I think that women can be the best of villians overall because

they are definately the most caculatin', shrewd, and meanest of them all so Mother Gothel

doesn't disappoint here with her oppression and magic makin'.

Later, back at the ranch, ole scallywag Jack is conivin' and horse theivin' but don't let that no

good non-layin' goose fool ya 'cause Jack's got surprises up his sleeve in his own mind to

almost steal the show if they'd develop a bit more backbone into him.

Soon as Rapunzel figures out how to use her hair for ropin', it's downright swashbucklin' time

so she's in for more than she bargained for in the wild, wild west! Like she says: "Well I'll be

swigger-jiggered and hung out to dry." But trouble won't slow her down and it sure makes

for a good pace in this here tale.

As ya may haf' heard from Lula, Ya can't help but be glad that a JACKALOPE gets his 15

min. of fame either!

Beware of the dreaded metaphors, though ya could say they seem to fit in a western "right as


*Just a Note: This is my first attempt at reading a graphic novel.


Amanda said...

I'm impressed with your ability to make a square dance song out of this review, Julie.

L said...

Great stuff Julie! Loved the square dance motif. Very clever.

Julie said...

Welcome today to those from Radiant Reviews at Chrissie's Corner! I hope you enjoy your reading!

Violet said...

I liked Rapunzel's Revenge & it sounds as though you did too! Fun square-dance-style review! :)

I haven't picked up Calamity Jack yet, but I hope you'll enjoy that one too! Thanks for sharing your review!

Joy Tamsin David said...

That's the most creative review I've read in a while! :)

Chrissie said...

Wow, I'm impressed! I don't think I've ever read a review like this before! Brilliant! :)

How did you find reading a graphic novel? I've never read one before but I keep thinking that I should. Would you read more graphic novels after your first experience with one?