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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Over all though I have to say I’ve grown quite fond of Dokey here at the end of the book and I’ll be looking for more of her books absolutely.

But never mind, she’s pretty anyway. Overall these were such lovely stories and I want to read more from this author! If doley tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it,does it still make a sound? Well, I expected the narrator to magically grow hair eventually, somehow. Also, she is raised lovingly by the sorceress and doesn’t marry a handsome prince.

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

Wild Orchid confirmed for me what I already suspected what Dokey’s only real style of protagonist, a speaking-out-of-turn, wise, smart but with a rebellious streak type who feels compassion and love for all. The problem with these books is that they spend so much time developing the central character and her relationships growing up, that the “romance” seems to be tacked on and completely unbelievable. Sep 13, Debbie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But bitterness and envy come between the girls, and if they fail to work together, Rue will remain cursed Rue and Rapunzel have to work together to break the curse and through a clever trick are able to do so.


Something in Rapunzel’s life changes when she turns Anyhow, I do not want to give too many spoilers for this enchanting book. Rue and Rapunzel have precisely “two nights and the day that falls between” to break the enchantment.

The Blair Book Project www. One of my favorite thing about these stories was how they changed the familial relationships. Wild Orchid, oh how wonderful this story is! Views Read Edit View history. 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. Thank you for writing a different sort of story for all three characters, so that those of us who have problems with our fathers and not stepmothers and who don’t quite fit in with the crowd either in appearance or interests can find a place for themselves.

As it turns out Rapunzel’s mother has a heart made of stone and cxmeron make no room gooden her heart for Rapunzel. The mother, although beautiful, is selfish and is unable to love her newborn daughter because the girl was born completely bald.

My predictions were totally off for what ended up happening, but the ending Dokey gave was better than any ending I had imagined in my mind. While also realizing that there was a whole other slew of books within the same series! Cameron studied Archaeology at Sonoma State University just prior to extending her high school career as an actress by acting for several years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in Ashland, Oregon.

Golden : A Retelling of “Rapunzel”

Her mom and her Shine of the Silver Dragon: But well twist, I love this kind of version very well. Open Preview See a Problem? Prince Jian was also a prince worthy of a fairy tale and the Mulan of this story. Well, I would probably rate this two and a half stars. It was in Seattle that Cameron doey her husband, Jim Verdery.


Maybe not as how it is in stories, but surely something better! Dokey writes it her way with her stepmother and sisters being kind and caring, where as her father is the bad guy who doesn’t want anything to do with her since he blames her for the death of her mother when she was born. The two of them used to be best friends as I do enjoy a good fairy-tale retelling, and this included three! A choice you keep making, over and over. I mean come on, I think we all enjoy happy endings where the Princess are dokkey enough and have hair and they live happily ever after with their prince, or whatever.

However, I did not like the I found this story to be engaging even though it would not be the type of story i would pick up on my own. I had high hopes as I love twisted tales. The book started out interesting, but slow.

More needs to be written about Rapunzel Rue and Susan Rapunzel ‘s love. Apr 04, Shauna Hruby rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel like I’ve read six books in three days, given the multitude of stories within this omnibus.

There isn’t much I can critize but the lack of feeling. But, seriously, this whole “true love” and “love at first sight” stuff really annoys me.