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Sleeping Beauty: a Little Golden Book (Disney Princess)

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YOUNG AND OLD fans will love this full-color Little Golden Book retelling of Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"--the story of Princess Aurora and the three good fairies who try to protect her from Maleficent's evil spell.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 13th 2004 by RH/Disney (first published March 11th 1986)
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Jayme Carruthers
This story teaches a really good lesson about how not everyone is going to have your best interests in mind. A couple of the fairies brought good things to Princess Aurora, but one of them cast a spell on her that could have ruined her life forever. I can identify with this because there have been plenty of people who come into my life and I think that they are there for good reasons, but it turns out to be bad. This story is also a story of love. When Princess Aurora is kissed by Prince Phillip ...more
Reihaneh_T
بچه بودم عاشق این کتاب وحتی کارتونش بودم !
همه جمله های کتاب وهمه دیالوگای کارتونش رو حفظ بودم مامانم ضعف اعصاب گرفته بود از دستش !!!
Erik09
Dec 10, 2007 Erik09 rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all
useful for all , read
Alisha Bennett
Obviously for anyone paying attention this is the Disney-fied version of this story. The original story is more involved and provides a bit more background for the characters involved. However, even watered down and gussied up this is still a charming tale and innocent in its "happy-ending, good wins, evil dies, ta-da!" ending. Reading a bit more into it that is warranted, I'm sure, I enjoy the fact that the Prince loves Aurora/Sleeping Beauty without realizing she is a Princess and vice versa. ...more
Neha
A long time ago there were a king and queen who said every day, "Ah, if only we had a child," but they never had one.

But it happened that once when the queen was bathing, a frog crept out of the water on to the land, and said to her, "Your wish shall be fulfilled, before a year has gone by, you shall have a daughter".

What the frog had said came true, and the queen had a little girl who was so pretty that the king could not contain himself for joy, and ordered a great feast. He invited not only
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Matt Guendel
This was the story of Sleeping Beauty. In a far away land long ago lived a King Stephan and his Queen, and they had a daughter named Aurora. Aurora who is Sleeping beauty, had a bunch of people come to the kingdom in honor of her birth. The most honored guests were the three good fairies, Fona, Flora, and Merryweather. Each of the fairies could give the princess one gift each. FLora blest the child with beauty, Fona gave the gift of song, and before Merryweather could give her gift lightning str ...more
Krista Basilio
After many childless years, King Stefan and Queen Leah welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Aurora. The newborn Princess is named after the Roman Goddess of the dawn because of how she fills the lives of the King and Queen with sunshine. While still an infant, she is betrothed to the also-young Prince Phillip, son of King Hubert, so that the kingdoms of Stefan and Hubert will be forever united. At her christening, three good fairies, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, arrive to bless the child w ...more
Ashleigh Smithers
This book was such a cute book. I loved how the story was so closely tied to the movie. I loved the pictures in this book as well. They were so life like and the motions of what the characters were doing were really put in a way that let your imagination decide how they were going to move. I also noticed that all the words from this book were in a paragraph form. I did not see any that were single sentence lines in this book. I thought that for such a small kid’s book that it was interesting the ...more
Sarah Rostkowski
sleeping beauty is for 3rd or 4th graders depending on the reading level they are on. sleeping beauty was about a king and queen having a baby girl. and they through a feast for her and the three fairies were giving her gifts when the witch came out and casted a spell on the baby. and the fairies tried to reverse the curse but it was impossible. the curse was that the girl would be dead when shes 16 years old. so the fairies took her to a cottage in the woods where she was safe for a little whil ...more
Emma
Words cannot describe how much I love the story of Sleeping Beauty! The story is about King Stephan and his Queen who have a beautiful baby named Aurora (we know her as sleeping beauty). When she was born, her three fairy godmothers come to visit her named Fona, Flora, and Merryweather. Each fairy godmother can give Aurora one gift each. Flora gives her beauty, Fona gave her musical abilities, and Merryweather was unable to give her a gift because an evil witch came. In order to save Aurora from ...more
Melissa Gross
So once again this was a book that I read as a young girl and growing up at Disneyland I thought I knew this story inside and out. Apparently not because when reading this Disney book, I found things that I thought were just weird. First of all, who has magical fairies that grant them "gifts" for being born? I did not receive any gifts unless it was the gift of unbalance. I also found it interesting that after Malificent gives her "gift" Merryweather gives a gift stating that she won't die, but ...more
Marjorie Estavillo
Sleeping Beauty has always been one of my favorite fairy tales. I love all the different characters, and she was always my absolute favorite Disney princesses growing up. I would always pretend that I was asleep and my prince would come and wake me up! One of my favorite details to this story was Sleeping Beauty's dress! When the Fairy God Mothers were deciding on a color and they couldn't make a decision between blue and pink so they dress was a mess! I also like how there is evil in the book b ...more
Beth
The traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty is retold in Walt Disney format. This book is simply an adaptation of the animated Disney movie "Sleeping Beauty." Unfortunately, as with many book adaptations of movies it is okay at best. The book attempts to include all key elements of the story, including the three fairies prominent in the movie version, but does so in a haphazard manner. The traditional tale is mostly intact regarding the spinning wheel and handsome prince, but the book relies heavily ...more
Kelley.R
I love the version of sleeping beauty from Disney!!! When I was little I used to imagine that I would touch the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep and then a prince would wake me up with a magical kiss.
Modboy
Basically the highlights of the Disney film. I like the story but not this version of it. There's zero character development and the prince swoops in and saves the day without even breaking a sweat. What's the moral of the story? The art just looks like stills from the movie and there isn't enough of it to match all of the text. Because of this (and the violence) I would not recommend this for children under 4 years old.

Of interest: So Maleficent cursed Aurora to her death just because she was n
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Niyah Lowman
Earlier this year in school my class was reading fairytales. And I was going through my stuff and I found this book on my bookshelf. After I found it I read it to my little brother who really seemed to be enjoying it. I think this book is a good book for bedtime stories, daily reading for kids and just for kids in general. I think this book was somewhat entertaining, even for me. It's good for all ages well at least 4 to 12 year olds, boys and girls. So if you have small children this is a reall ...more
Shayla
Jan 23, 2013 Shayla added it
I remember hearing this story when I was a child and I watch the movie. As a child, I was very afraid of Maleficent but I was fond of the three fairies. I thought the three fairies were very funny and humorous. Maleficent was scary looking and mean. As I read this book aloud to myself, I started to compare the picture book to the actual movie. The book was very start but got to its main points which were really neat. On the other hand, the movie was descriptive and detailed. As for the pictures ...more
Yuka Honda
Title-Sleeping Beauty
Time-4/18=30min,4/22=30min
7words-happy,kingdom,no children,gift,failies,baby,marry
Discussion Question-
Q. She looked into the lake, and she wished for again for a daughter of her own. If you look into the lake, what do you want to wish?
A. If I look into the lake, I want to wish my hapiness and everyone's hapiness forever.

I read this book for the first time. I didn't know this story, so I wanted to know it. When I read this book, I was so surprised the sleeping beauty had slep
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Rae
"Sleeping Beauty" is another classic fairy tale. When an evil curse is set upon a princess who has been gifted with beauty and the gift of song, she is taken away for her own protection of the curse's fulfillment. However, on her sixteenth birthday, she still ends up at her home castle and pricking her finger on the spinning wheel, putting her into an endless sleep that can only be stopped by true love's kiss. Will her brave prince come and save the day? This timeless fairy tale will have childr ...more
Lyndsi
Pb. 33 This isn't the exact book I had in mind. The one I was looking for is the one my grandmother has in her house from when we were little but it's not on here. It was my favorite book of all times when I was a kid and I can still remember it in detail. The art was done in these beautiful pastels and the cover was a picture of the sleeping princess and that's what the book was shaped like. I loved the illustrations and how beautiful everything was.
Taylor Munson
Sleeping Beauty is an all time classic fairytale! I love the story line behind it and how they have the evil step mother. I also love how the animals are involved in this story. It seems to be that most of the fairy tales there is always conflict, however in the fairytale Sleeping Beauty has a different type of dilemma. She faces family problems and she also faces issues within herself. I love this fairytale!
Veronica Widya
hmm,,
I think this the most less trouble among disney princesses story. :)

Aurora is beautiful, and she is PRINCESS! She being blessed, but being cursed either.
And everbody loves her!! lol
so, she just have perfect life, except the niddle part. thw witch. but, she's sleep, so she dunno anythinng at outside. The thing that she know is, when she wake up, the prince was beside her already! :D nice
Katie
I am not kidding, my mom read this to me EVERY night. I guess that's why I am a "princess" who believes in happy endings. my mom added her own twist on the ending though, and I quote: "And they had a date every Friday night, and they took the family relations class at the Mormon church!" Oh, yes, we still say it to this day! I guess those are 2 things that will give you that fairy tale, huh? :)
Ari Slauson
I love the Disney Princess books. This wasn't mu first time reading this book, but after i read it this time i began to see different things then i did when i read it awhile ago. I beginning of the book would always confuse me. In the end this is one of my favorite books to read. I needed up watching the movie after i read the book also.
Claudia
Kaiti and I read it, cuddled in my 'grading chair.' Every girl has her own favorite princess, and for Katit, it's Aurora...Sleeping Beauty. We read the book and watch the video often. The Disney additions to the story are not as offensive as with other princesses, so I'll read and reread this with her whenever she asks!
Yuka Honda
Title-Sleeping Beauty
Time-4/18=30min,4/22=30min
7words-happy,kingdom,no children,gift,failies,baby,marry
Discussion Question-
Q. She looked into the lake, and she wished for again for a daughter of her own. If you look into the lake, what do you want to wish?
Krista Mcdowell
This was the classical story of sleeping beauty. I like that it was some what rhyming going on. It followed the story and did not veer off. I am not sure how I can use these in a class other than using them to read for fun.
Lauren Krieger
Sleeping Beauty is my favorite disney book. Although this book is a little different than the movie that Disney made, I still really enjoy it. This book never gets old and I continually enjoy this book even to this day.
Blakeley Norris
One of my favorites of Walt Disney's collection of stories. This is a suspenseful tale that seems to have no hope for happily ever after and may end in tragedy, but the brave prince steps in and saves the day once again.
WL Robinson
beautiful book. not PG 16.great to read to little kinds. which i was doing at the time...okay im lying a bit...not really i liked it and i finished it really fast.
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