Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; Illustrated by Maja Dusíková

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  • Beautiful hardcover edition of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale
  • Soft, warm illustrations by Maja Dusíková bring this much-loved story to life

The classic Grimm fairy tale of Rapunzel and her prince is wonderfully brought to life with soft, colourful illustrations by popular illustrator Maja Dusíková.

294 x 219 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
32 pages
Publication date:
19 Jan 2017


'Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!'

Trapped at the top of a tall tower, every day Rapunzel throws down her long, long golden hair for her captor, the enchantress, to climb. Until one day the King's son discovers Rapunzel and they fall in love.

The prince and Rapunzel devise a plan to escape -- but the enchantress discovers their scheme and chops off Rapunzel's hair. Will the couple be parted forever?

This classic fairy tale is wonderfully brought to life with soft, colourful illustrations by popular illustrator Maja Dusíková.


'Maja Dusikova's Rapunzel retells a classic fairy tale and adds lovely, soft-edged drawings [...] Good reading skills or parental assistance will lend to the beautiful story of a braided beauty with a beautiful voice and a brave prince who breaks her isolation.'
-- Midwest Book Review

'This is a good story with beautiful pictures. I think everyone should read it.'
-- Shreya (aged 6), Kids' Book Buzz

On Dusíková’s edition of The Princess and the Pea:
'Dusikova's pictures are full of soft edges and soft colours, with pretty architectual details and an assortment of castle denizens, including a pair of cats and a toddler in a jester's motley. A rendering to bring a smile or possibly a giggle.'
-- Kirkus Review (USA)


Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, often known as the Brothers Grimm, were German professors whose collections of folk tales and fairy tales have been loved for generations.

Maja Dusíková was born in Slovakia in 1946. She has illustrated over forty books for children. She lives with her family in Florence, Italy. She is the illustrator of The Princess and the Pea (Floris Books).

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