Rumaysa: A Fairytale

Rumaysa: A Fairytale

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This funny and empowering story weaves together three classic fairytales into one new adventure with an unusual structural twist: Rumaysa is a Muslim girl who lets her hijab down from a tall tower in order to escape. Set in a magical version of South Asia, Rumaysa explores enchanted forests and dragon lairs, teaming up with Cinderayla and Sleeping Sara along the way to create a strong sense of sisterhood.

Title:Rumaysa: A Fairytale
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781529038309
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    Rumaysa: A Fairytale Reviews

  • Fanna

    December 20, 2020: Do you see 'magical version of South Asia'? Also, fairy tales retold with Muslim girls?? YES PLEASE....

  • Paperback

    Re-imagination and middle grade mixed together!Discussed in my April Wrap Up Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWZJ3...Starts with a re-telling of Rapunzel, then a re-telling of Cinderella and las...

  • Rachael

    The world needs more books like this: #ownvoices fairytale retellings with diverse representation. A lovely debut about three intertwining stories that step away from the traditional and has some rath...

  • Dannii Elle

    This is a collection of three interconnected stories, titled Rumaysa, Cinderayla, and Sleeping Sara. Each reworked a renowned fairytale with a Muslim protagonist, a feminist angle, and a unique dash o...

  • Sabrina

    [H]er favourite book, 'One Thousand and One Nights'...had beautiful drawings of palaces and animals, women in hijabs and men in magnificent robes. It was a relief to step into someone else's life a...

  • Kathie

    This was such an interesting book. It's told as three stories that connect to one another, and puts a spin on the traditional stories of Rapunzel, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. I know that author sa...

  •  ? Saniya (sunnysidereviews) ?

    wavering between 4.5 ad 4.75 starsThis was SO GOOD!! It has amazing own voices rep, and is just so cute and fun! Highly recommend this one....

  • Zulekha Saqib

    'It was the only book Rumaysa owned where the characters had similar names to her and shared her skin colour' ✨...

  • Samihah

    books i would have loved as a second or third grader 🥺🥺...

  • Bryony

    Such a cute, loveable series of interwoven fairytale retellings. Don't want to spoil too much so early before release so I will keep this review short for now, but I will say I would love to see a seq...