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Falling for Rapunzel

Title: Falling for Rapunzel
Author: Leah Wilcox
Illustrator: Lydia Monks
Publisher: Puffin (2005)
ISBN: 9780399237942
“Once upon a bad hair day, a prince rode up Rapunzel’s way.” A high maintenance Rapunzel lives high in a white tower. When Prince Charming calls out “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, throw down your hair!” she mishears and throws down underwear. The prince doesn’t give up, shouting “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, throw down your curly locks!” and “Do you have a rope?” But all he receives are dirty socks and a cantaloupe. The prince tries one more time. Her response to “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your BRAID!” is to push her maid out of the tower. The prince and the maid take one look at each other and ride off together. Rapunzel walks down to the base of the tower and hopes next time “they’ll think to knock on my back door.”

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