A Whole New World

A Whole New World

A Twisted Tale

Book - 2015
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"Aladdin is a street rat. There's really no getting around that. Like most, he's just trying to survive another day in impoverished Agrabah. Jasmine is a princess, one who is about to enter into an arranged marriage. All she wants is to escape her fate, to see what lies beyond the palace walls. But everything changes when the sultan's trusted advisor, Jafar, suddenly rises to power. With the help of an ancient lamp, Jafar becomes determined to break the laws of magic and gain control over love and death. Soon Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion to stop the power-mad ruler. But their fight for freedom grows costly when it threatens to tear the kingdom apart." -- page 2 of cover.
Publisher: Los Angeles :, Disney Press,, 2015.
Edition: First hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781484707296
148470729X
Branch Call Number: Y FIC BRAS
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Aladdin (Motion picture)

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starry_diamond1129
Jul 23, 2020

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell is a twisted tale of the classic story “Aladdin”. The story takes a turn at the point where Aladdin never manages to get the lamp. The interesting twist definitely makes this book one that keeps you hooked with its remarkable plot and well created characters. One aspect of the storyline that I really like is that Jasmine is given a more major role in the plot which helps the story as a whole give the reader a strong view into the powerful leadership a woman can take to do her duty. Also, I love the beautiful theme of this story, which is that even though a group may be small, with the right minds and courage, you can win over any obstacles you face. However, one of the iconic characters in this story ends up meeting a terrible fate which ends up becoming a topic that isn’t covered much in the plot and seems like a confusing and random situation to occur without much meaning. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I would definitely recommend this to someone who is a big fan of suspenseful action and reading classic stories.

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SCL_Christine
Jul 03, 2019

I really enjoyed this variation on a familiar story. I thought it was neat how the beginning followed so closely to the original and then when the twist happened I was excited to see where the story would go. I was a little surprised by the fate of one of the characters but thought that with the circumstances it was fitting.

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evieonthetv
Jun 23, 2019

I own this book and I’ve had it since it came out. I’ve tried to read it twice, and I just can’t get into it for the life of me and I’m so sad about it because I love Aladdin. It’s my favorite movie idk I prob wouldn’t recommend this book :(

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no_1_at_all
Mar 29, 2019

I love, love, love this retelling of Aladdin! Liz Braswell is an amazing author! 10/10!

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zoeythekat
Jan 23, 2019

This reimagining of Disney's Aladdin is compelling and provides an honest and compassionate look at humankind and what leads them down the paths they follow.

CRRLKids Aug 04, 2017

The equivalent to fractured fairy tales for children, this is an original spin on a Disney favorite, that lives up to the challenge of staying true to the Aladdin characters but delves into a refreshing turn of events. Romance and action keep the pages turning.

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omgitschrisxoxo
Nov 01, 2016

I opened this one and couldn't put it down. It's the first in a series of "Disney Twisted Tales" by Ms. Braswell and honestly I love the twists she puts in each of them. It shows how one simple little decision can change an entire universe and how the story can take a completely different turn. I can't wait to see what her next story is and I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who enjoys Disney movies. The next one in the series is Once Upon A Dream and her most recent is As Old As Time; retellings of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast respectively.

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tink05
Jan 21, 2016

As you start reading the first 100 pages you feel like you're reading the movie. It's exactly the same. But then we get to the cave of wonders and it finally takes the change of direction. It was a good decent read above all.

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