When a woodcutter and his wife's baby daughter is taken away by a hard-hearted old woman in payment for a few rapunzel leaves, they are heartbroken. Although the old woman is not cruel to the little girl, she does not want her parents to ever find her and names her Rapunzel after the rapunzel greens for which she was taken. In time, Rapunzel grows into a young lady with an inquisitive mind and a kind and generous heart but will she ever be reunited with her parents?
About the Author
Dr. Fawzia Gilani-Williams is the Cluster Lead Librarian for Bloom Education, UAE and serves as a research fellow for the Eid Stories Institute for Literary Studies and Peace Research in the UK. Born and raised in England, Fawzia earned a Ph.D in the field of English Language and Literature from the University of Worcester. Her Master's degree is from the University of Birmingham, UK. She is an internationally experienced principal, teacher and researcher. Fawzia’s areas of specialization include elementary education, Islamic children’s literature, and creative writing. Her research interests are child identity and empowerment, character development, and Islamic critical theory. She has written a number of ‘mirror books’ and ‘window books’ to promote intercultural literacy, emotional development and social flourishing. She is the author of the Islamic fairy tale series produced by Kube, UK. Her titles include Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel which together underscore moral power, quiet heroism and multicultural cognizance. Fawzia’s book, Yaffa and Fatima Shalom Salaam, illustrated by Chiara Fedele was awarded a silver medal by the Sydney Taylor Book Award.
Publisher: Kube Publishing Language: English Hardcover: 44 pages Author: Fawzia Gilani-Williams ISBN: 978-0860377344 Reading age: 5 - 8 years Grade level: Kindergarten - 3 Illustrator:
Sarah Laura Nesti Willard Dimensions: 10 x 0.25 x 9.25 inches