Ra Pu Zel and the Stinky Tofu

Ra Pu Zel and the Stinky Tofu
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January 02, 2024
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The story of Rapunzel where she’s being locked in a tower by a witch is a good one—but it’s not totally the truth.

The real story is about a young princess in China named Ra Pu Zel who doesn’t want to talk to princes or look proper. What Pu Zel wants is to cook and eat in peace, her long hair neatly braided to keep it out of her food. And when she gets tired of everyone telling her what to do, she locks herself in a tower with her dog Bao. Although princes from everywhere try to convince her to come down, it’s not until a young chef arrives with an intriguing food to share that Ra Pu Zel finally has a reason.

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perfect for fans of the classic tale, Rapunzel
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Ra Pu Zel is perfect for fans of the classic tale, Rapunzel. I love the vibe of this reimagined folktale now set in China about a Princess who just wanted to stop being scolded and was drawn to the chef who had the most interesting food to offer. Fans of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s The True Story of The Three Little Pigs need to read this story. I loved the illustrations and the quirky personality of the princess that was shown through them. Overall, this was a fun retelling and I like that it included (a non-stinky) recipe in the back for Tofu as well as a bit more information about the inspiration of this story and an explanation of why the Princess is called Pu Zel but the title was Ra Pu Zel for American audiences to better understand.
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