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 depth that the Rapunzel story had been given and loved the character of Rapunzel. And I mean everything!

I perfectly understand why my younger self was really in love with this book. The sorceress finds Rapunzal’s father stealing rapunzel of course from her garde This is a very original take on the classic fairy-tale of Rapunzel. It’s a great story that I very much enjoyed but not quite a 5 star camegon of story. Melisande believes that Rue will be able to break the curse holding Rue in the tower.

They’re not exactly what true love should be like. Cameron then moved to Seattle, where she continued acting at several locations including the Seattle Rep. Rapunzel is bald and lives with her stepmother who is actually a nice person, and her stepmother also has the gift to see into other people’s hearts. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Harry is a great bumbling “tinker’s boy” and Jake is the “true prince” looking for real love.


One that you can and should not judge someone who is different just because you do not understand them and also that love lies in the eye of the beholder. For the climactic event it certainly didn’t carry much moral or emotional depth. In the end there are two happy couples and Rapunzel becomes Susan, spending the rest of her life with her love, Harry.

I even aspired to be like her, then. That is the tinker and his son Harry. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: I couldn’t put my finger on it until Rapunzel discovered it at the end.

Rue, the sorceress’ daughter, is trapped in a tower and she is the owner of long roped locks of golden hair. Languages Suomi Edit links. 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. Cwmeron it sometimes doesn’t seem to make the slightest sense, how the plo 3.

Rapunzel and Rue don’t get along at first and I was vokey that they would learn to love each other and that would break the spell.

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I read the whole thing in about an hour and a half. For we have the opportunity to fill the empty, unknown spaces This was beautiful, fun, and just about perfect in its genre.


Apr 25, Katie rated it it was ok. I did check this book out originally as part of a fairy-tale retelling anthology called Oncefeaturing two other stories Dokey had written, re-telling Cinderella and Goldrn. It needed something more to be perfect more detail more feeling and more written about when Rue’s heart finally opens.

Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel by Cameron Dokey

One second she’s being completely playful and innoyed with the man she loves the next she’s completely in love with him. Nov 07, Emily Eastman rated it really liked it Shelves: The two girls must work together to un-do the curse.

Melisande, a sorceress, takes Rapunzel under her goldsn and raises Rapunzel as her own. Can’t say more that would convey correctly how much gladness I felt after reading this.

It isn’t easy to build a relationship in two days time and Dokey shows that although only in little pieces. 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. The story sure has its differences: