A diverse, feminist reimagining of three well loved fairytales.
Rumaysa has been trapped in a tower weaving gold from straw for as long as she can remember. She dreams of escape but she's not waiting for a prince to come and save her. Rumaysa has a cunning plan - she's going to weave a hijab so strong and so long, she'll be able to use it to climb down from her tower. Once she's out, she plans to find her parents, but a magical necklace gifted to her by a boy on a flying carpet has other ideas...
This story offers a refreshing take on Rapunzel, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, where no one conforms to expectations, and the princesses value freedom and independence above romantic love.
The narrative has a classic, fairytale style, which would make it wonderful to read aloud, either in a classroom or at bedtime. It really is very special.
I was provided with an advanced copy for review on NetGalley