Sleeping Beauty
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Sleeping Beauty

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  149 ratings  ·  13 reviews
This magical series of fairy tales brings together 12 well-loved, traditional favorites in one beautiful collection. Fully illustrated throughout, these books are beautifully detailed interpretations of the familiar tales. The enchanting images bring the traditional stories to life in vibrant full color giving these children??'s classics a fresh look that will last a lifet...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Mercury Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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This is an adaptation of the Grimm version of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. And, in outline, etc., it stays pretty accurate. But, this book is a not-so-scary version of the tale.

(for example, instead of the princes dying in the briar, they simply “fail”). And the pictures are quite colorful and sweet.

While I wasn’t really blown away by either the text or the illustrations, it is a nice alternative for those who may wish to know the Grimm tale better but aren’t quite yet ready for some of the “g...more
Judging from the cover, I thought it out to be a fairy tale and based my conclusions from other obvious reasons like the author being the Brothers Grimm. As I was reading it, couldn’t help but fall in love with the pictures. Everything was beautiful, to the amount of detail each picture had… Even the borders around the text pages, the paintings, they all seem to fit “fairy tale” perfectly. It all came together and added the romance to the setting and plot. This book is probably one that I would...more
This is the original story of Sleeping Beauty told in French. It is eloquently written, with lovely pictures and a memory game at the end of the story. Great for young children or those learning French.
Cassandra Ball
I really enjoyed this traditional fiction and twist on Sleeping Beauty. I have always liked the story of Sleeping Beauy so reading this with a slight twist has been fun. Although, to me the beginning the authro really played everything up and then let the prince just waltz right in and save everyone. I wasn't really too fond of the ending because the author made it way too easy for the prince in my opinion. However, I think that children would really enjoy reading this novel.
Aurora  Fitzrovia
Dornröschen <3
Allerdings konnte ich mich an den Anfang mit dem Frosch nicht erinnern und irgendwie hatte ich das Märchen etwas ausführlicher/detaillierter in Erinnerung.

Der Arme und der Reiche
Das kannte ich bisher nicht, und war auch nicht so meins, könnte so auch glatt in der Bibel als Gleichnis (?) stehen...

Das Gesindehaus
Das war mir auch nicht bekannt und gefällt mir nicht.
Well... if you like fairy tales, nothing's wrong with this. Might be especially for children.
However, the narrator always says "Sneewittchen". But I suppose this might be, because of the advertised dialect of some tales - who knows...
Traditional Fantasy
The illustrations are very interesting! This is a version of "Sleeping Beauty." The whole castle falls asleep instead of just the girl.
The Grimm Brothers' version of Sleeping Beauty; like all Grimm fairy tales, not as nice and romantic as Disney's version.
Lovely illustrations in a medieval style to accompany a simple telling of Sleeping Beauty.
Feb 02, 2008 Kirei rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids
Shelves: younger-kids
Gorgeous Pictures. This is the story also known as "Sleeping Beauty."
Glenn Liddell
Some of the finest illustrations in any storybook ever.
a short retelling if the traditional story
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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, with his brother Wilhelm, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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More about Jacob Grimm...
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) The Annotated Brothers Grimm (The Annotated Books) The Complete Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm, Volume 1 Grimm's Grimmest Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

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