Tyme #1: Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545642699 Paperback
400 Pages | 5.23" x 7.58" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545638265 Hardcover
384 Pages | 5.85" x 8.57" | Ages 10 to 14
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545642705 Ebook
384 Pages | Ages 10 to 14
What happens when Rapunzel leaves her tower and steps into the wonderful world of Tyme? - Now in paperback!
In all of Tyme, from the Redlands to the Grey, no one is as lucky as Rapunzel. She lives in a magic tower that obeys her every wish; she reads wonderful books starring herself as the heroine; her hair is the longest, most glorious thing in the world. And she knows this because Witch tells her so- her beloved Witch, who protects her from evil princes, the dangerous ground under the tower, even unhappy thoughts. Rapunzel can't imagine any other life.
Then a thief named Jack climbs into her room to steal one of her enchanted roses. He's the first person Rapunzel's ever met who isn't completely charmed by her (well, the first person she's met at all, really), and he is infuriating- especially when he hints that Witch isn't telling her the whole truth. Driven by anger at Jack and her own nameless fears, Rapunzel descends to the ground for the first time, and finds a world filled with more peril than Witch promised. . . and moreÂ beauty, wonder, and adventure than she could have dreamed.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Tyme #1: Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel
*" The novel does not miss a beat in creating Tyme, a beautifully described world with a seamless fusion of magical and nonmagical beings, scenery and objects. . . The characters are refreshingly three-dimensional, helping readers empathize with Rapunzel as she wrestles with universal feelings of love and betrayal. . . Readers will be eager for more episodes of the intrepid team of Rapunzel and Jack." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*" Morrison has a deft hand with both world-building and pacing, carefully constructing the geography and various politics of the fairy-tale world of Tyme in between chase scenes, bridge collapses, narrow escapes, and bargains with all sorts of devious beings. Rapunzel and Jack have an easy, witty banter going as they quest, adding a much appreciated dollop of humor to their tale." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review