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Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Humphrey and Albert think Princess Briar Rose's party is bo-o-oring--after all, everyone falls asleep! But when the brothers are the first to awake nearly one hundred years later, they realize the royal court has been enchanted--and only a kiss can wake up the princess and break the curse. Refusing to do any smooching (Yech!), they go in search of a handsome prince. Instea ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Harcourt Children's Books
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Harcourt Inc.
K. Lasky
John Manders
30 pages
Picture Book

I like the way the author twisted the fairy tale of sleeping beauty into this childrens book. I like the way this author turned the idea of a handsome prince into a prince of science. I love how this author brought a real person (Daniel Bernoulli born in 1700) into this story and made him the prince. I like the way the author's note on the last page of the picture book gives a brief description of who Daniel was and what his contributions
Picture book from The Read-Aloud Handbook. Combines fairy tale with science! Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) is kissed and awoken by Daniel Bernoulli (an actual scientist). Features two boys who are always bored, would be a good book to share with kids who claim to be "bored."
Sep 24, 2007 Tyanne rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: k-6
legend of sleeping beauty mixed with encounters of real life character daniel bornouli bornin 1700. Mixes science and fantasy to keep the reader entertained and educated.
Detailed illustrations, scientific principles, and a an actual inventor from history make this picture book an interesting take on the sleeping beauty story.
A little history, a little science, and a lot of imagination. A cute, short book that will engage younger kids.
This was a fun twist on Sleeping Beauty and I liked the weaving in of a real historical figure. Cute story.
Mommy says: Interesting spin on the Sleeping Beauty tale.
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Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her latest book, Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 15: The War of the Ember, was released on November 1, 2008. Guardians of Gahoo ...more
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