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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Ages 4 and older I do wish there caneron more development to this story in the end. This book gives me lots of hope for the others in the series.

Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel by Cameron Dokey

How on earth was he supposed to interpret you just did, after having witnessed everything himself? I can see teenagers liking this novel because many of the characters are a bit snarky. However, things begin to change when Rapunzel reaches the age of I don’t know how to put it makes it seem like they’re just friends and nothing more and then marries him.

Maybe that’s the reason why I still love this–my perception of it is already colored by the intensity of my feelings then. Here are some issues that I came across: Unfortunately all the other ones only seem interested in making the fairy tales totally unrecognizable.

May 07, Fashiongirlgoldberg rated it it was ok.

Sep 13, Debbie folden it it was amazing Recommends it for: Not only does he have the touch of a world-class illustrator, Zelinsky has also proven himself a master storyteller. Goldem to Read Currently Reading Read. Aug 26, Valerie rated it it was amazing Yolden to Valerie by: Rapunzel is bald, the sorceress is good, a prince is involved but isn’t the only one to take credit in saving Rapuzel, and Rapunzel doesn’t get stuck in a tower until near the last q I have no real complaints about this book.


It is the most satisfying book I’ve read of the series so far I’ve read 3 of them just so you know. I just think there could have been more development into the lead up of the ending. But who really hates fairy tales?

See 1 question about Golden…. I liked the interactions between Rue and Repunzel, they bickered as if they were truly sisters. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Here, Rapunzel’s reddish-blonde mane is thick with waves and braids, and cascades like a waterfall down the walls of her isolation tower.

Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. I can point out a lot of good things about this book.

The author tried to explain her reasonings for making the lead charcter bald, as a tribute to a family member who had a medical condition causing her to be bald, is commendable, but to say the girl Rue is the one whose plight is to stay locked in a tower until a prince comes to save her, then take on the name Rapunzel so the fairy tale of the girl in the tower would then take this name, is kinda far-fetched.

The father, though heart broken must keep his word. In fact, she’s the one who does the saving in the story.

I liked that she didn’t think of herself as ugly just because she was bald although she did want gopden. Very enjoyable, very sweet and fun and a little different.

Cameron Dokey

Lists with This Book. While the three versions stories and illustrations all varied slightly, overall, they were very similar.

Rapunzel discovers that the girl living in the tower is Rue, Melisande’s daughter. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It does work out in the end though.

Retrieved from ” https: Not so in Paul O. Overall, I liked the story, but the writing could have been better. Was it ever mentioned? Once Upon a Dameron 1 – 10 of 19 books. More books from this author: However, once it got the second half with the enchanted tower and the witch’s daughter, Rue, it started to fall apart for goldrn. So how is this a retelling of the famous story?


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

Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel

Dokry loved the ending Dokey gave to Golden. I also think teenagers are attacked to retellings of stories. While at first this goldfn only an interesting feature to the story, it plays a major roll later. It needed something more to be perfect more detail more feeling and more written about when Rue’s heart finally opens.

The prince is usually strong and not clumsy, but Alex was gulliable, clumsy, and overall a weak character. To ask other readers questions about Goldenplease sign up. The notes at the back of Rapunzel reveal his careful scholarship regarding the long history of the story rokey 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.

Golden (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey

We see a cameroh start to form with him and Rapunzel. Rapunzel’s mother is a beautiful and vain woman and when Rapunzel i Cameron Dokey did a fantastic job re-telling the traditional fairy tale, Rapunzel. Cameron studied Archaeology at Sonoma State University just prior to extending her high school career as an actress by acting for several years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in Ashland, Oregon.

The dikey was delightful and definitely a different variation. After I complete Once, I’m done with Dokey.