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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. The only thing I did have figured out was Rapunzel was never to grow hair. This is a very original take on the classic fairy-tale of Rapunzel. You will just have to see how the role of Rapunzel is reversed when you read t This is an amazing retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel.

It is all about what is seen in the heart.

Rapunzel deals with jealousy and her self esteem and helps Rue to find herself as well. The book is boring, bland and long-winded with doggone stupid insta-love that makes Disney romances look like stalled engagements. Quite a bit of fun and a surprisingly radical tale for one so often stuck up in a tower. Aug 11, Ash rated it really liked it. goldfn


This book gives me lots of hope for the goldfn in the series. This one a retelling of Rapunzel and the sweetest one yet.

Cameron Dokey

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. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels. Oh, for crying out loud! Young adult readers will like it because it i Golden is a retelling of the story of Rapunzel but with a few twists and turns along the way.

It does work out in the end though. Cameron was born in the Central Valley of California. Unfortunately all the other ones only seem interested in making the fairy tales totally unrecognizable. This book is mesmerizing and Rapunzel is a strong heroine who during her journey learns to value herself just as she is. Cameron’s grandmother, Mabel, was a singer on the radio in the early decades of cmaeron 20th Century.

However, things begin to change when Rapunzel reaches the age of They’re not exactly what true love should be like. The mother, although beautiful, is selfish and is unable to love her newborn daughter because the girl was born completely bald.


Golden | Book by Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Too 2-dimensional for my taste. Give the guy a break!

Rapunzel and Rue are also smart and questioning not just women who will fall in love at the drop of hat camerin enter things blindly. And into the hearts of almost everyone. Usually, when I read about princesses or damsels in fairy tales they seem to always be mistreated and distressed.

For you see, in this story the roles are reversed. Well, I would probably rate this two and a half stars. Melisande has some very big secrets, ones that change Rapunzel’s life forever – more than just the fact that she is not the biological child of her mother.

Apr 04, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved the ending Dokey gave to Golden.

Books by Cameron Dokey. I loved the parts with Harry and Rapunzel best.