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Starred Review. Grade –This inventive reworking of a fairy tale explores issues of identity, self-perception, and true love. The story features two beautiful. : Golden: A Retelling of “Rapunzel” (Once upon a Time) ( ): Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft: Books. Cameron Dokey (born ) is an American author. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her Sunlight and Shadow (A Retelling of The Magic Flute); Golden (A Retelling of Rapunzel); Before Midnight (A Retelling of Cinderella); Belle (A.

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Oh, for crying out loud! For we have the opportunity to fill the empty, unknown spaces for ourselves, and in them there is room for imagination and for hope. I can see teenagers liking this novel because many of the characters are a bit snarky. For we have the opportunity to fill the empty, unknown spaces This was beautiful, fun, and just about perfect in its genre. Cameron was born in the Central Valley of California.

Ages 4 and older Hooray for girl power! The story begins when Rapunzel’s father is caught stealing rapunzel parsley from the sorceress’ garden for his pregnant wife.

Once Upon a Time. When Rapunzel is 16, she learns that Melisande golfen a daughter who is trapped in a tower as Have I ever mentioned how much I love fairy tales?

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Aug 11, Ash rated it really liked it. Children will be captivated by the magical story and evocative pictures and adults will delight in the fresh feel of a well-loved legend. She does retellings horribly.

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This page was last edited on 25 Januaryat I don’t know how many times I’ve read this ever since I got hold of it way back in the purchase of it was utterly random, though; who would have thought that I would love it this much? Other than that xameron story. I enjoyed Rapunzel’s character. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Everything played out just gplden and I much prefer this volden than the original tale. I picked this up as a quick read at the library thinking that it’d be fokey of those books you read and toss and ended up actually REALLY liking it! It was so fresh and the story of how she ended up with the sorceress was cunning. After sixteen years of rais Before Rapunzel’s birth, her mother made a dangerous deal with the sorceress Melisande: Melisande, a sorceress, takes Rapunzel under her care and raises Rapunzel as her own.

However, things begin to change when Rapunzel reaches the age of The author supplied the best “love at first sight” explanation I’ve encountered in a book. If she could not love newborn Rapunzel just as she appeared, she would surrender the child to Melisande.

Preview — Golden by Cameron Dokey. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. There are other changes to the tale, both of the superficial nature and a bit more significant.


Other books in the series. Have I ever dokeey how much I love fairy tales? To ask other readers questions about Goldenplease sign up. Dokey is also really good at taking fairy-tale constructs and turning them into fleshed out characters.

Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel

It just seems so childish to me–come on, you’re going to put such a massive curse on someone just because of that?

The sorceress raises Rapunzel as her own daughter and she grows up to be a smart and confident girl. Harry is a great bumbling “tinker’s boy” and Jake is the “true prince” looking cmeron real love. AS for the story itself, I liked the original premise, but I felt it wasn’t developed correctly Melisande is a very powerful sorceress deep in the forest. I was really enjoying the first half. But I did appreciate how wise Dokey was to still incorporate how the tale we know of Rapunzel now cokey what she has recreated.

Camerln was beautiful, fun, and just about perfect in its genre.