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Rapunzel's Revenge
by Shannon Hale
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1.Have you ever read a graphic novel before? How is reading a graphic novel different from reading a regular book? Did you like it? Why or why not?
2.What is the story of Rapunzel?
3.How did Rapunzel end up in the tower? Who is Gothel?
4.What are the titles of the three books Rapunzel had in the tower? Would you read them?
5.If you had really long hair like Rapunzel, what would you do with it?
6.How did Rapunzel escape from the tower? How is this different from the fairy tale? Which escape do you think is better?
7.Describe the “hero” who came to rescue the girl in the tower.
8.Who is Jack?
9.How did Rapunzel and Jack escape from jail?
10.Why do you think Jack carries a “lucky bean”?
11.Describe Witchy Jasper. What were the “Devourers” he was so concerned about? Do you think jackalopes are real?
12.Why do you think Mother Gothel wanted to take over everything? Where did her power come from? Have you ever known someone who behaved the way she did?
13.How many fairy tales can you recognize in this story?
14.How did Jack and Rapunzel sneak back into Gothel’s manor?
15.How did Jack cause a distraction at Gothel’s party?
16.How did Gothel and Brute capture Jack and Rapunzel? What is Brute’s secret?
17.What is the source of Mother Gothel’s power, and how did Rapunzel break it?
18.How does Rapunzel’s hair play one last role in the story?
19.Why can’t Jack go home?
20.Did the story end “happily ever after?” Why or why not? What do you think will happen next?
21.What is Rapunzel like? Would you like to have her as a friend?
22.Were you surprised by what was on the other side of the wall?
23.What would you do if you were imprisoned in a tree for a long time like Rapunzel was?
24.Did you like Jack? How did he change in the course of the story?
25.How do the pictures add to the story?
26.What was your favorite part or scene?
27.Did you like the ending?
28.What is your favorite fairy tale? Why do people still like to read fairy tales?
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