Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels. Her other fairy tales include, The Storyteller’s Daughter. : Golden: A Retelling of “Rapunzel” (Once upon a Time) ( ): Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft: Books. Golden (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey – book cover, description, publication history.

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Lots of fairy tale type stories for me lately. In this value-priced bind-up of three beloved retellings, readers will journey to faraway fairy tale lands. Rich city girls sent to the camreon, they can’t get used to it and are ggolden sometimes difficult and ignorant of servants.

And as I said before, it is not recognizable as a world past Rapunzels lived. Melisande is a very powerful sorceress deep in the forest. If she could not love newborn Rapunzel just as she appeared, she would surrender the child to Melisande. The Rose Bride Nancy Holder.

Golden: A Retelling of “Rapunzel” (Once Upon a Time) by Cameron Dokey Book Reviews

It was in Seattle that Cameron met her husband, Jim Verdery. I didn’t expect it. Her father was a teacher of Philosophy, Creative Writing, and Western Literature, and perhaps for this reason, Cameron grew up reading classical literature and mythology.

A possibility that becomes a choice. The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary. Anyhow, I do not want to give too many spoilers for this enchanting book. By giving each character a new identity and a new background, it was easier to relate to the characters even though the stories are based around fantasies but instea What makes this book different from other books that I have read is that Cameron Dokey is able to take familiar and popular fairy tale stories like Cinderella, Mulan or Rapunzel and she creates a new story, background and identity for each of the characters that is different than the one story of each fairy tale that everyone knows.


Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Beauty is not merely in the eyes of the beholder, cameorn is in the heart. It tells the story of how when you prey on others, The story begins when Rapunzel’s father is caught stealing sokey parsley from the sorceress’ garden for his pregnant wife. I think there was a cuss word in Golden, when she, her adopted mom and the boy were getting ready to leave the house for good.

Golden : A Retelling of “Rapunzel”

I liked the interactions between Rue and Repunzel, they bickered as if they were truly sisters. Zelinsky’s Caldecott Medal-winning version of Rapunzel. I can see teenagers liking this novel because many of the characters are a bit snarky.

It just seems so childish to me–come on, you’re going to put such a massive curse on someone just because of that?

Though she had a not so confident heart and believed that Harry might have fallen in love with Rue at that point in time, I believed that Harry would prefer her than Rue. Though it had a little twist from the original volden how Rapunzel had no hair to begin with, I believe the ending was perfect as how Parsley had said it.

I was so exited when I read that she didn’t have hair. I would never know.


Containing the re-told stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel and Mulan, what makes it so worth reading is the fact the characters have depth and yet it still has a sort of dreamy, fairytale-ish voice to it. However, the two stepsisters, one rude, and the other nice. Sep 24, Maaike rated it it doiey amazing.

I found him to be a very weak character, but I guess if Dokey was changing aspects of the “classic” tale then she had to do something with the prince.

The part I really liked about Golden is how much development was put into Rapunzel’s childhood. Gloden Jachetti, Staff Reviewer. I wish there were more stories cameon decent step parents. So some major changes.

Mulan knew how much her father and stepmother was in love, especially they were expecting a child. Rapunzel and Rue are also smart and questioning not just women who will fall in love at the drop of hat or enter things blindly.

There, she meets her soul mate Prince Jian as she faces the Huns with her skills in archery. I will never know if it’s fear or something else. Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern I would not want to be anywhere near someone who would treat others the way she treated ANY of dikey.