About the Book
Rapunzel is locked in a tower (without a hairbrush!) and Prince Benjamin is coping with his parents’ strict rules; both are trapped—in very different ways. It’s only when their paths cross, that things really start to change.
- If you knew you were going to be locked in a tower like Rapunzel, what ten things would you bring in your trunk?
- As Prince Benjamin spends time with Elkin, he realizes he misjudged him. List some of the ways that Elkin surprises Benjamin.
- How is Prince Benjamin similar to an average teenager? Do you think modern day princes are similar to average teenagers, too? Why or why not?
- Even though he isn’t trapped in a tower like Rapunzel, Prince Benjamin is “trapped” by strict rules. Provide examples of why you know he feels trapped.
- The King teaches Benjamin and Elkin lessons to help them become responsible and to act royally. Do you think these skills will help Benjamin become a good king? Explain why or why not.
- Why do you think Rapunzel insists that Steven escape first even though it means she might not escape?
- Why do you think the author tells this story from two different points of view? Compare it to another book written from more than one point of view.
- How does Andrew prove that he is a very good friend to Prince Benjamin?
- How do Rapunzel and Benjamin rescue each other?
- How does going to the village change Prince Benjamin?