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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair
by Terri Windling

Rapunzel: a comparison of the versions of 1812 and 1857 by D. L. Ashliman


I am frequently asked to identify the following story: Cursed by an evil fairy at her christening, Princess Melisande grows up bald but finds herself facing another set of problems when her wish for golden hair is fulfilled. The story is "Melisande" by E. Nesbit. The text of the story is available on SurLaLune at

Melisande by E. Nesbit


Here is a gallery of covers to books, movies and more featuring the Rapunzel fairy tale. Clicking on an image will link you to the item on Amazon.com where you can read more about it. Novels produced by romance publishers are not listed on this page, but can be found on Romance Novels: Fairy Tale Romances at Rapunzel.

Picture Books

Rapunzel by Paul Zelinsky:  Amazon.com linkRapunzel by Trina Schart Hyman

Rapunzel by Rachel Isadora

Rapunzel by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (Author), Dorothee Duntze (Illustrator)Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel by Patricia Storace (Author), Raul Colon (Illustrator)

Falling for Rapunzel by Leah WilcoxPetrosinella by Diane Stanley

Rapunzel/Rapunzel: A Bilingual Book by Francesc Bofill (Adapter), Joma Joma (Illustrator)

Rapunzel illustrated by OeccoliRapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale by Lynn Roberts

Rapunzel by Alix BerenzyRapunzel Rapunzel by Carol Heyer

Rapunzel: A Happenin' Rap by David VozarRapunzel by Susanna Davidson

Rapunzel by Catherine McCaffertyRapunzel by Jump at the Sun

Barbie as RapunzelDisney's Fairy Tale Theater Presents Mickey and Minnie in Rapunzel (Fairy Tales Theater)

Rapunzel by Ladybird Books


The Fairest of the All by Carolyn Turgeon Towering by Alex FlinnSold for Endless Rue by Madeleine E. Robins

Zel by Donna Jo Napoli:  Amazon.com linkGolden by Cameron DokeyLetters from Rapunzel by Sara Holmes

Into the Wild by Sarah Beth DurstOut of the Wild by Sarah DurstRapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale

The Tower Room by Adele GerasThe Tower Room by Adele Geras

Twice Upon A Time #1: Rapunzel, the One With All The Hair by Wendy MassPrincess School: Let Down Your Hair by Sarah Hines Stephens and Jane Mason

The Life and Times of Rapunzel by Staci Layne Wilson Rapunzel, Rapunzel by Sally Ash

Short Stories

Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand by Louise Hawes

My Swan Sister:  Fairy Tales RetoldBlack Heart, Ivory Bones edited by Datlow and WindlingBlack Swan, White Raven

Snow White, Blood RedRed as Blood: Or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer by Tanith LeeKissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue

Rotten Relations edited by Denise LittleTwice Upon A Time edited by Denise LittleLittle Red Riding Hood in the Big Bad City

Once Upon a CrimeTruly Grim Tales by Priscilla GallowayTales From the Brothers Grimm and Sisters Weird by Vivian Vande Velde

Newfangled Fairy Tales #2 edited by Bruce LanskyPolitically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times by James Finn Garner


Rapunzel and Other Maiden in the Tower Tales From Around the World by Heidi Anne Heiner

Tales, Then and Now by Altman and  de VosFairy Tales from Greenhaven Press

Fairy Tale Collections

Red Fairy Book edited by Andrew LangComplete Grimms translated by Jack Zipes


Rapunzel, Rapunzel by CharmanThe Poets' Grimm edited by Beaumont and CarlsonDisenchantments: An Anthology of Modern Fairy Tale Poetry edited by Wolfgang Mieder

Beginning with O by Olga BroumasTransformations by Anne SextonDreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems by Liz Lochhead

Story Hour by Sara Henderson HayStory Hour by Sara Henderson Hay

If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and their Parents by Judith ViorstReturn to Magic by Clive Sansom


Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale TheatreFaerie Tale Theatre: RapunzelFaerie Tale Theatre: Rapunzel

Rapunzel starring Brooke Shields

Fairy Tales (BBC One)
Amazon.co.uk link

Davenport Films:  Rapunzel, RapunzelDavenport Films:  Rapunzel, Rapunzel

The Brothers Grimm: Rapunzel/The Six ServantsBarbie as RapunzelExtreme Fairy Tales DVD

Into the Woods DVDThe 10th Kingdom DVD


Harrison: Rapunzel And Other Works

Into the Woods CD 1987Into the Woods CD 2002

The Mask and the Mirror by Loreena McKennitt
features Tennyson's Lady of Shalott

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