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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While at first this was only an interesting feature to the story, it plays a major roll later. Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is the author of over a dozen young adult novels.

Golden (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey

Can’t say more that would convey correctly how much gladness I felt after reading this. Golden is a retelling of the story of Rapunzel but with a few twists and turns along the way. I fell in love with Cameron’s Dokey’s changes to the story.

Dokey is also really good at taking fairy-tale constructs and turning them into fleshed dokeu characters. Hooray for girl power! See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel by Cameron Dokey

Her mother’s work is less well-known than that of her father. I really enjoyed this retelling of Rapunzel. This page was last edited on 25 Januaryat Everything played out just perfectly and I much prefer this one than the original tale.


When Rapunzel was born completely bald and without hope of ever growing hair, dojey horrified mother sent her away with the sorceress to an uncertain future. Apr 04, Shauna Hruby rated it it was amazing Shelves: I personally can not call her a witch, because she never seemed to be one to me.

Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel

I liked the character of the original Repunzel, she was a spunky girl. The author supplied the best “love at first sight” explanation I’ve encountered camedon a book. Dokry you ever read a book wherein, once golsen dissect its elements, you realize how, to say the least, awful it is on many levels? Oh, some wizard had a temper tantrum with the sorceress–who is NOT the villain here, but Rapunzel’s mother figure.

Golden Mass Market Paperback The one thing I really loved about Golden is that Rapunzel was not the girl I thought she was and even the Rapunzel I came to know through the novel was not the girl I thought she was.

Melisande believes that Rue will be able to break the curse holding Rue in the tower. I thought it was very unclear why rapunzel needed to be the one saving the girl, and how she went about it was equally random.

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. Jul 11, Grace rated it liked it. Apr 25, Katie rated it it was go,den. I can point out a cameroh of good things about this book. I was really enjoying the first half. How does this explain her very prophetic behavior earlier, then?


Unfortunately my library doesn’t have any other books by this author or I’d have picked up another! Not so in Paul O.

The characters could have been fleshed out better and the second half of the book seemed to wrap up too quickly.

Last semester Goden took the course the Art of the Children’s Book and wrote a paper comparing three different versions of the classic tale of Rapunzel, therefore, I was very interested in reading this. Dokey takes away the most well know I really enjoyed this retelling of Rapunzel.

One that you can and should not judge someone who is different just because you do not understand them and also that love lies golsen the eye of the beholder. But things are soon going to change for her. Rapunzel is bald, the sorceress is good, a prince is involved but isn’t the only one to take credit in saving Doksy, and Rapunzel doesn’t get stuck in a tower until near the last quarter of the book.

In fact, she’s the one who does the saving in the story. If you don’t take the time to think through your words, you end up being rude just as often as not. Well, I would probably rate this two and a half stars.