(6/7/05 11:25 am)
Try this -- you may have to have your school librarian get it for you through interlibrary loan if they do not have the journal.
(Google Scholar search was funny on this one -- there is apparently a variant of the syndrome of trichotillomania (compulsive pulling out of hair) in which the hair puller swallows the hair, and gets a big obstructive hairball needing surgical intervention. It is called the "Rapunzel Syndrome."
Learn something every day. . . :D )
Children‘s Literature in Education
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., Formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers B.V.
ISSN: 0045-6713 (Paper) 1573-1693 (Online)
Issue: Volume 31, Number 4
Date: December 2000
Pages: 209 - 223
The View from Rapunzel's Tower
(1) University of New Mexico, USA
Abstract The fairy tale Rapunzel has captured the imagination of numerous writers and illustrators, particularly in recent years. Complex in origins and rich in possibilities, the tale has been interpreted in diverse ways that emphasize authentic issues relating to mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, love, longing, temptation, maturation, and responsibility. Poets, novelists, short-story writers, musicians, and illustrators have all found inspiration in Rapunzel. This essay concentrates in particular on the interpretations of three picture book artists, Felix Hoffmann, Trina Schart Hyman, and Paul Zelinsky, in an attempt to better understand both the significance of the tale and the ways in which artists interpret and illuminate stories.
Rapunzel - fairy tales - Zelinsky, Paul - Hyman, Trina Schart - Hoffmann, Felix - Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm
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