Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Golden Braid (Review)

This review is for the book "The Golden Braid" by Melanie Dickerson. I will be the first to admit I love a good fairy tale. I love reading umpteen versions of the same fairy tale, I love making up my own fairy tales, I love reading fairy tales out loud to children. I love the world of creative writing and imagination. So I absolutely could not wait to read this book, a different take on the story of Rapunzel.

In this book we meet Rapunzel and her mother long before the tower happens. This is the story before the story, so to speak. In this book we are shown the relationship between Rapunzel and her mother and readers really understand everything that went into the tower - even HOW Rapunzel got into that crazy high tower with no doors or stairs! Readers also see the relationship develop between Rapunzel and the prince who eventually rescues her.

I loved this story. I really didn't want it to end. I wish my daughter were old enough to understand it so she could read it right now! I highly recommend this book.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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