Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel

Tyme, #1

Written by Megan Morrison

I loved this book. Grounded is a great re-imagining of the Rapunzel story. She is locked in a tower and is spoiled by Witch. Witch protects her from everyone who attempts to rescue her. She is happy in the tower and loves Witch. Jack the bean stock climber comes to get her and talks her into climbing down the tower. Rapunzel is a strong person; she transforms from a very innocent nature to a very strong person who wants to know the truth about herself and about Witch. It’s very hard for her to hear bad things about Witch, but they are things that she needs to know. Rapunzel and Jack have great things happen and very bad things happen to them. They arrive at different destinations and overcome challenges. Miss Morrison is great at this wonderful retelling. I love this book and can’t wait to read Disenchanted. By the way the ending is a very touching ending.

Review by Sharon Viall, Jefferson Jr. High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: 5th grade to Adults

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel
Written by Megan Morrison
Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
374 pages
Release Date: April 28, 2015

Categories: Elem. – Fiction, Jr. High – Fiction, Sr. High – Fiction
Tags: fairy tales, kings, adventures, magic, friendships, love, family,

6 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. While reading book 2 in this series I kept wondering if I would like the first book more than “Disenchanted”. Rapunzel is mentioned several times and seemed like a likable heroine. I’ll have to check this out.

  2. Fairy Tale Retellings are so popular at our school. We have this book and it is always checked out.

  3. I absolutely love this book and the next one, Disenchanted. They are a fun retelling of some popular fairy tales. I’ve recommended this book several times lately and it has a good following in our library.

  4. This sounds like a great read! It’s going on my summer reading list for sure. Thanks for the great review!

  5. This book is well loved at our school. I’ve read a lot of fairy tale retellings and am a bit tired of them, but the students don’t seem to agree!

  6. I have this book on our shelves but sadly it was one I never got around to reading. I just knew how kids have loved these fairy tale retelling books and thought it would be a good addition. Now, I have got to read it! My summer reading list is getting longer and longer. Thanks for the great review.

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