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A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale
A Whole New World Book
Author Liz Braswell
Illustrator Mike Health
Publication date September 1, 2015
Published by Disney Book Group
Publication Order
Preceded by
Jasmine and the Star of Persia
Followed by
Jasmine's New Rules

A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale is an illustrated storybook based on the characters from Aladdin. It is a darker reimagining of the film's story, in which Jafar takes control of the lamp in place of Aladdin. It is the first in the Twisted Tales series by Liz Braswell and was released on September 1, 2015.


"What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish. To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess, Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon, their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again."



  • The book references Aladdin's family backstory from Aladdin and the King of Thieves, however Abu is changed into being a gift from Abu's father before he left rather than giving him his dagger.
  • Iago, Magic Carpet and the Sultan all have their roles greatly reduced due to being killed early on by Jafar in his pursuit for more power.