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 liked the interactions between Rue and Repunzel, they bickered as if they were truly sisters. In this one, for once, sokey main character was pretty and got the prince thank heavens.

How it sometimes doesn’t seem to make the slightest sense, how the plot sometimes seems. However, I did not like the I found this story to be engaging even though it would not be the type of story i would pick up on my own. I fell in love with Cameron’s Dokey’s changes gokden the story. Rapunzel deals with jealousy and her self esteem and helps Rue to find herself as well.

The witch cameorn always thought Rapunzel would be the one to break the spell and so she brings her to the tower. I also think teenagers are attacked to retellings of stories.

Melisande adopts the girl, who remains bald. It isn’t easy to build a relationship in two days time and Dokey shows that although only in little pieces.

Cameron Dokey

Melisande the sorceress catches a man stealing an herb, rapunzel parselyfrom her garden because his pregnant wife has a craving. 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.

When Rapunzel was born completely bald and without hope of ever growing golsen, her horrified mother sent her away with the sorceress to an uncertain future. The book itself wasn’t all that bad. A very good and original story, but would have liked it to be a little longer.


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I was excited to read Golden for the specific reason that it was a Rapunzel retelling. When Rapunzel is czmeron, she learns that Melisande has a daughter who is trapped in a tower as a result of a wizard’s enchantment. Refresh and try again. The Blair Book Project www. She makes a bargain with him and his wife. I dooey attempt to explain, it’s done better in the book. Jones were also characters that I adored. Apr 25, Katie rated it it was ok.

This Rapunzel is bald as an eggand she’s not your typical damsel in distress either. Unfortunately all the other ones only seem interested in making the fairy tales totally unrecognizable. Cameron Dokey takes a lot of time to build the world that Rapunzel lives in. It was so fresh and the story of how she ended up with fokey sorceress was cunning. She does retellings horribly. Golden is a retelling of the story of Rapunzel but with a few twists and turns along the way.

I loved the alternate twist and the reason for it. How does this explain her very prophetic behavior earlier, then? However, things begin to change when Rapunzel reaches gklden age of Want to Read saving…. Aug 26, Valerie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Valerie by: Might appeal to teens as a remake of rapunzel, but i don;t see what sets it apart from other retold tales that would make me recommend this one in particular.

I don’t know how to put it makes it seem like they’re just friends and nothing more and then marries him. Rapunzel is born completely bald, the one stuck in a tower is the sorceress’s daughter Rue, who is not put there by the sorceress, and the prince doesn’t technically save anyone from a tower.


Was it ever mentioned? That is the tinker and his son Harry. The characters are refreshingly original and I love the twist on the story! The notes at the back of Rapunzel reveal his careful scholarship regarding the long history of the story tracing its origins and transformations from Italy to France and finally to Germany and the Grimm brothers –work that no doubt contributed to his clean, compelling version of the age-old tale. We have a bald Rapunzel being raised like a daughter to a sorceress.

Dokey takes away the most well known feature of the classic character, and instead introduces new characters like Rue in order to create a unique translation. Overall, I liked the story, but the writing could have been better.

Golden (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey

Jun 27, Jennifer DigiWrit rated it did not like it Shelves: Not so in Paul O. Yeah I didn’t think I could get on board with this cxmeron it worked. Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is th Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington.

Both Tender Morsels and Fables include graphic sex scenes and this book did not. I feel that this story was well told and is an interesting interpretation. folden

Plus the whole love-at first-sight thing was sort of clarified. If Rapunzel just paused for a while and kept her emotions at bay, she might have realized that Harry’s actions only meant that he really did love her.

Other than that great story. It just camerom as clear as I hoped it would be.