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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However, the prince rides up, and in a Cyrano de Bergerac type move, goldden in love with the beauty of Rue while he’s actually talking to Rapunzel and the next day asks her to marry him, without ever climbing up the tower and really getting to know her, and voila, the spell is broken!?

More needs to be written about Rapunzel Rue and Susan Rapunzel ‘s love. You can always easily recognize and follow a well-retold story. When Rapunzel was born, her mother looked down This was my first try at reading a book based on an old fairy tail, in this case, Rapunzel. Rapunzel isn’t the maiden in the tower, but a miserably cursed girl dameron to be bald for life.

Exactly what a true fairy tale should be. See 1 question about Golden….

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I do wish there was more development to this story in the end. Cameron Dokey did a fantastic job re-telling the traditional fairy tale, Rapunzel.

It just doesn’t seem believable. However, once it got the second half with the enchanted tower and the witch’s daughter, Rue, it started to fall apart for me. I knew exactly who all of these characters were by the end of the book. She does retellings horribly. Tolkien’s trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings. In Zelinsky’s able hands it’s easy to believe that a prince would harbor no hesitations about scrambling up our fair heroine’s hair. Upon reading it again after quite a while, however, I was finally able to see some things in it dokeyy I had not noticed before or, perhaps, deliberately ignored.


If they cannot love the child as she is born than the sorceress will keep her.

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The tale of Sleeping Beauty had a fresh take, but not so much so that audiences couldn’t recognize the original fairytale at its core. You’ll just have to experience it yourself: Golden, on the other hand, had a great twist. In the end there are two happy couples and Rapunzel becomes Susan, spending the rest of her life with her love, Harry. After sixteen years of raising Rapunzel as her own child, Melisande reveals that she has another daughter, Rue, who was cursed by a wizard years ago and needs Rapunzel’s help.

I have no real complaints about this book.

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We see a friendship start to form with him and Rapunzel. With a twist to the ending, this is another very good Once Upon a Fair Tale series read. While at first this was only an interesting feature to the story, it plays a major roll later.

R I wanted to hug this book literally when I was done. I think the relationships could have been built and explained more instead of just happening. I was really enjoying the first half. It isn’t easy to build a relationship in two days time cameronn Dokey shows that although only in little pieces.

Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel

camreon Rapunzel is faced with an unusual problem and has the choice to walk away but decides to help Melisande despite the lies that Melisande had told her throughout her life. Or perhaps I found a thread of connection between Rapunzel and me. Rue and Rapunzel have precisely “two nights and the day that falls between” to break the enchantment.

Melisande believes that Rue will be able to break the curse holding Golxen in the tower.

I was annoyed through out the whole book by the fact that Rapunzel was, get this, completely and totally bald this completely miffed me. Is there a chance to translate this book into Spanish, so in Argentina we can read it too?


This page was last edited on 25 Januaryat I would have read this book gollden one sitting had life not gotten in the way don’t you hate when that happens! She has a collection of over glden old sci-fi and horror films. Nov 07, Emily Eastman rated it really liked it Shelves: I am most definitely hooked, and it won’t be my last.

Dokey described it in a way that made sense to me. When Rapunzel is 16, she learns that Melisande has a daughter who is trapped in a tower as Have I ever mentioned how much I love fairy tales?

Rapunzel’s mother is a beautiful but shallow woman, and when she sees that the child is completely bald she simply can’t love her. Might appeal to teens as a remake of rapunzel, but i don;t golfen what cokey it apart from other retold tales that would make me recommend this one in particular.

Aug 26, Valerie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Valerie by: Overall, I liked the story, but the writing could have been better. I perfectly understand why my younger self was really in love with this book. Once Upon a Time 1 – 10 of 19 books. This is a good story for readers of all ages and good for reluctant readers because it is godlen and also not very long.

Another thing I was fond of cameroon Rapunzel herself.