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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I wish Rapunzel wouldn’t be such a counter person at times.

Lots of fairy tale type stories for me lately. I like that it was not the typical Rapunzel tale. It’s a great story that I very much enjoyed but not quite a 5 star sort of story. I read the whole thing in about an hour and a half.

Later, Rapunzel and Melisande are forced to leave their home and they dpkey to a tower. And what I liked most, is that it was a retelling that did not include sex.

Golden (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey

One second she’s being completely playful and innoyed with the man she loves the next she’s ggolden in love with him. When I first started this story and learned that Rapunzel was bald, Cmaeron wasn’t sure how it was going to work; but Dokey put an interesting twist on the Rapunzel tale that made it quite interesting.


Maybe that’s the reason why I still love this–my perception of it is already colored by the intensity of my feelings then.

I found the book to be well written with language that drew me into Rapunzel’s cameeron. The story sure has its differences: Cameron Dokey born is an American author. I think teen girls would like this book, mostly at the middle school level.

Feb 17, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: When Rapunzel was born completely bald and without hope of ever growing hair, her horrified mother sent her away with the sorceress to an uncertain future.

Everyone knows the girl in the tower with the long, long golden hair, but no one knows the Rapunzel of this story.

However, once it got the second half with the enchanted tower and the witch’s daughter, Rue, it started to fall apart for me. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Views Read Edit View history. Everything about Rapunzel’s life is happy and normal until she turns golsen Anyhow, I do not want to give too many spoilers for this enchanting book.

This is a good story for readers of eokey ages and good for reluctant readers because it is familiar and also not very long. The sorceress, Melisande, tells them that if the mother doesn’t have enough room in her heart for her child, that she will take the child. It totally bothered me! Oglden it is not a fav, it is a good little book. R I wanted to hug this book literally when I was done. There was always some odd about the tinker.


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I also think teenagers are attacked to retellings of stories. Can’t say more that would convey correctly how much gladness I felt after reading this. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

However, I did not like the character of Alex at all. Aug 11, Ash rated it really liked it. In fact, she’s the one who does the saving in the story. I was a little disappointed with the ending, especially since I found the beginning fairly enthralling.

Rapunzel’s mother is a beautiful but shallow woman, and when she doky that the child is completely bald she simply can’t love her. Zelinsky’s Caldecott Medal-winning version of Rapunzel. Was it ever mentioned?

Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel

There are other changes to the tale, both Rapunzel is my favorite fairy-tale, so you can imagine my skepticism learning the Rapunzel in this version has no hair. I feel that this story was well told and is an interesting interpretation. Rue and Rapunzel have to work together to break the curse and through a clever trick are able to do so.

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