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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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But well twist, I love this kind of version very well.

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

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The way that Rapunzel came to Melisande and her name was new while staying within the fairy tale frame work. In Before Midnight, instead of the stepmother being evil and awful, she’s actually just a heartbroken woman who ends up developing a really loving relationship with her stepdaughter. Nov 01, Lizzie rated it it was ok. But against all odds the camegon got under my skin in another way.

In fact, judging from how she made the woman promise, it seemed like she was aware of what Rapunzel would turn out to be–that is, bald. It isn’t easy to build a relationship in two days time and Dokey shows that although only in little pieces.

It’s all tied up in a pretty bow, and we’re told that it all works out. PaperbackOmnibuspages. The mother can’t love her as she is so the sorceress took Rapunzel and raised her. And what I liked most, is that it was a retelling that did not include sex. That really took the cake for me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Absolutely none at all. She was fearless and would do anything for her family.


The friendship between Li Po and Mulan was the real beauty of this fairy tale. This page was last edited on 25 Januaryat A great spin on a classic story. Mar 31, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I give it a thumbs up: This is an amazing retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel.

This was a clever revision to the classic. As for Golden, the only thing I didn’t like about it was that when Melisande revealed that she had another daughter, Rapunzel blew it kind of out of proportion.

Though this is a dark and unforgiving world, it is about love dokry daughter and parents, between sisters, and between sweethearts.

Of course, this is not the work of an amateur–Zelinsky’s lush versions of Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Swamp Angel all earned him Caldecott Honors.

I would not want to be anywhere near someone who would treat others the way she treated ANY of them.

Started out like a normal Rapunzel retelling expectant mom sends dad over sorceress’s wall for herb, sorceress finds out and offers up the trade but this Rapunzel has no hair to aid her quest and is actually willingly given up by her own vain mother to a very loving sorceress and the twist: Every page I turned, the stories got better and better. One of my favorite thing about these stories was how they changed the familial relationships.

And yet, later on, she said that she could not really see the future. I didn’t expect it. The author does a very clever job of adding a twist that makes the story work. And I mean everything!


Golden : A Retelling of “Rapunzel”

When her mother doesn’t want her, for she doesn’t have her golden haired beauty, Rapunzel is taken in by the Sorceress and lives with her in a cottage and helps her in the garden. 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. Cameron Dokey takes a lot of time to build the world that Rapunzel lives in.

This story is also important because it teaches readers two important things. I was looking forward to this one Mulan doesn’t get retold too oftenbut the story felt rushed. If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it,does it still make a sound? You can always easily recognize and follow a well-retold story.

Once: Before Midnight/Golden/Wild Orchid

This book gives me lots of hope for the others in the series. Her mom and her The twin princes was a amazing spin on it whole royals thing. I really enjoyed this retelling of Rapunzel. Rapunzel is born completely bald, the one stuck in a tower dokej the sorceress’s daughter Rue, who is not put there by the sorceress, and the prince doesn’t technically save anyone from a tower.