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Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap (Twice Upon a Time #2)

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The girl's been asleep for a hundred years. The boy's got issues of his own. There are two sides to every story....

It's not easy being Princess Rose. Especially when a fairy curses you and you find yourself avoiding all sharp objects . . . and then end up pricking your finger anyway, causing you to slumber for a hundred years or so.

And it's not easy being The Prince. Espec
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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April Thompson
Jul 05, 2014 April Thompson rated it really liked it
Fun twist on a classic princess story!
Kaiti Holman
Jan 06, 2015 Kaiti Holman rated it it was amazing
The fairy tale sleeping beauty is the second book in the twice upon a time series and was written by Wendy Mass. The author Wendy Mass is a very detailed writer who can make you feel inside the book. Sleeping beauty, as you all should know, is a common children book or movie. But this version of sleeping beauty is different from all the others. by different I mean, has a little twist. Both main characters have a hard life. Its not easy for sleeping beauty to avoid all sharp objects in her life, ...more
Bella Puentes
Jan 07, 2015 Bella Puentes rated it it was amazing
~Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap is the second book in the Twice Upon A Time Series. Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap is probably my favorite one of the Twice Upon A Time series because I like how she did Sleeping Beauty one chapter than the Prince one chapter, because you know each side of the story and what they thought.This book is filled with mysteries and humorous conversation. While reading this book I was on the edge of my seat. Wendy Mass is the ...more
Jul 26, 2010 Regan rated it liked it
I LOVE the twice upon a time books!!!! Its like funny versions to princess fairytales. It was interesting and grasped my attention with the whole journal aspect of it, and it was also cool how Wendy Mass made each character have their own perspective of the situation. If you are looking for a really good book to read I wouldn't recommend this one but if you're looking for a quick read, go out and buy this one.
Taylor Watford
Dec 16, 2016 Taylor Watford rated it it was amazing
This book was flat out amazing. Wendy Mass does a great job of transforming the original Sleeping Beauty tale into her own remix version. This book not only is told from the princess's point of view it is also told from the prince's. My sister is currently reading this book and she also loves it. This book targets a wide audience and has some low comedy humor. If you are looking for an amazing, unique fairy tale this is the book for you.
Emy Majors
Sep 30, 2014 Emy Majors rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was amazing, I really loved how Wendy picked to do the princes part of view from his time and how the princesses point of view was during her time up to the day of when the prince gets into the castle.
Dec 03, 2009 Nerida added it
This book is really good everyone who is a girl should read it in my opinion.
Mar 23, 2017 Sydney rated it it was ok
I read Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap by Wendy Mass. It's a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. But this story is told from both the Prince and Princess Rose's sides. And unlike the classic, these royals have problems. The Prince's mother is part ogre and literally cannot stand beauty of any kind. Also, on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, she has to feed- sometimes, on humans. So the Prince comes with baggage. And Princess Rose, with all her ...more
Chloe Kennedy
Dec 06, 2016 Chloe Kennedy rated it did not like it
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Jul 23, 2015 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 07, 2013 Jordan rated it it was amazing
Summarize the book without giving away the ending. A Princes with no name searches for his true love who he hopes is the one century year old Princess in an exact replica of his castle hidden on his grounds. The book alternates between the Princess and the Princes’ point of views.

What did you think of the main character(s)? I loved Princess Rose and her quest to figure out what she wasn’t good at. She was humble and I believe someone who had the chance to have the gifts she had wouldn’t be as g
Dec 14, 2016 Kyla rated it really liked it

"The Princess shall pierce her finger upon a spindle. At the first drop of blood, she shall die." Luckily for the Princess, she didn't die, only cursed to be asleep for 100 years and awoken by a Prince later. Princess Rose has received precious gifts of grace, beauty, intelligence, confidence, and a curse. Maybe that last one she could live without. This book really gives some interesting parts that come to play. You never know when things are going to come at a time, even if it is in one of the
Mar 01, 2016 Vitalina rated it really liked it

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Twice Upon A Time Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap
Wendy Mass

1. A very brief highlight or summary of the book. Where did the story take place (setting)? Who are the main and minor characters in the book?
The setting is in the palace. The main characters are Princess Rose and The Prince. When Princess Rose was born a fairy cursed her, the curse was that if Princess Rose touched a needle she would be asleep for 100 years.

2. Do the characters in the book seem b
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for

"I already know the story of Sleeping Beauty." you say to yourself. "Do I really need to read it again?" you ask. Well, let me help you out a little bit.

First, talking to yourself is a completely normal activity; you're not crazy. (Actually, I can't say that for sure, since I don't know you. That, however, is beside the point. Let's just say that talking to yourself is not the deciding factor in determining insanity.) Second, I'm willing to bet yo
Allison Morgan
Nov 25, 2009 Allison Morgan rated it really liked it
Shelves: english-420
Genre/Category: Fantasy/Class Presentation Author
Fairytale/Sleeping Beauty/Middle Ages/romance

This was a retelling of the fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Changing from the princess's perspective to the prince's perspective 100 years later, the book is a humorous look at Sleeping Beauty, as well as an insightful look at what the fairytale could've been. Princess Rose is cursed to prick her finger and fall into a deep sleep for 100 years. As a result, her parents are constantly on guard for anything sh
Sep 15, 2015 J.D.Staton rated it liked it
Another of the current wave of retold fairy tales, though not one of the better ones. This version shares the less than idyllic lives, isolation, and identity crises of both the Sleeping Beauty and the Prince who rescued her, in alternating chapter formats. It's rare to hear fairy tales told in less than idealized ways, which was a nice change of pace. However, the world-building and character development, apart from the two main protagonists, was abysmal.

The parents were stereotypic and genera
Rebekah Henschen
Nov 14, 2012 Rebekah Henschen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
At the beginning of the book I was not sure I wanted to read this book but I am glad I did. At the beginning you get to know the two main characters wich is realy confusing. As you get into the second part of the book you start to undrstand more of what is going on. The book is going back and froeth between Sleeping Beauty(Princess Rose) and the Prince whos name becomes at the end of the book... whele you will need to read to find out. In the first half of the book you are getting to know about ...more
Matthew Triplett
Jan 10, 2014 Matthew Triplett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: january
A Princes with no name grows up mostly alone because his mother is half ogre and his father is always doing something. The prince has certain times where he had to stay away from his mom because she had to feed. The prince loved to go out and be by himself. He would leave and camp for days without telling anyone where he was. One day he noticed a large building. This building was an exact replica of his own castle, and was in the woods of his own property. Inside the castle laid a Princess that ...more
May 16, 2011 Evy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fairy-tale lovers like me
Shelves: series
This book was worthy of four stars. It was thoroughly enjoyable, and I did really like it, so it was a very deserving book. However, it lost out on two stars because there were things I might've changed, if I had written this book. If you read my review on the first book in the 'Twice Upon a Time' series, it wasn't truly perfect, either. I think this book did have more interesting aspects, more twists from the original story than the first book had. The ogre-blood and castle replica was truly un ...more
Wendy Mass tells charming stories, so it seems natural that she would do a reinterpretation of Sleeping Beauty and her Prince Charming. This time around, however, the poor prince lacks a name! His mother's ogre blood prevents her from loving beauty, and it seemed best to avoid giving him one -- you know, just in case he got eaten. These things happen. However, Prince managed to live to become a young adult, and he suddenly realises that his strange life in the palace is actually stranger than it ...more
Christine Grabowski
I read this as an adult for writing research and found the story kept me entertained even though written for a middle grade audience. It was a fun retelling of Sleeping Beauty that I think would be very engaging to young readers.
Erica Honing
Sep 25, 2014 Erica Honing rated it liked it
Sleeping beauty: the one who took the really long nap, was an okay book. I like how it had a collaboration of two different sides of the stories, Princess rose's side and the prince's side. I think it wasn't the best book for me, but this book has good details.

This book is about two sides of two different stories. Princess Rose has many gifted talents that she has used for 16 years, but that changes after picking her finger and causing her to slumber for 100 years. The Prince has a hard life, wi
Caitlin Lichtenberg
I enjoyed this! This being my second time reading through this lovely book, I found myself more amused. This puts a really good spin on a classic fairy tale. The character's back stories are really intriguing and the effort that Wendy Mass put in connecting everything together in the end was really remarkable. You can really get into the character's heads when one chapter is the Princess and one chapter is the Prince. Once you get to the end and the Princess meets the Prince, the chapters mix we ...more
Feb 11, 2017 Allison rated it liked it
Adele really likes these.
Hayden Drescher
Oct 09, 2012 Hayden Drescher rated it liked it
Shelves: my-bookshelf
From the title alone I could tell the story was going to make fun of the timeless story of the helpless woman under a wicked spell. Of course, there's two sides to a story, and finally, someone has told the both of them in a relatable way. Each chapter changes from the prince's point version of story then to the princess, every time with some sort of funny anecdote to make fun of what could have happened, or should have, to some people. The book was a little longer than I anticipated, and actual ...more
Sep 24, 2013 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, 2013-reads
From an entertainment standpoint, this book was great. I enjoyed the chapters changing from one point of view to the other. I thought the storyline was fun. And was a creative spin on sleeping beauty.

However, from a literary standpoint-it was lacking. As I got further along in the book I thought "is there a second book to this?" There was much more development for the first part of the book. Then all of a sudden it was like "oh I only have 25 pages left. Better just sum it up." It was so abrupt.
Dec 06, 2012 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute retelling for younger girls. Due to the cover I thought that the book was a modern retelling, but it really is the typical old-fashioned fairy tale. In fact for the first few chapters it felt very much like a Disney book. Mass finally begins to deviate from the original story about 40 pages in. She gives Sleeping Beauty (Rose) a bit of a personality, but the real character of the story is Prince (who has no name other than Prince). I liked him much more than most standard princes in most ...more
Riley Hearn
The book Sleeping Beauty, The One Who Took the Really Long Nap by was an okay book. It is all about Princess Rose living in one kingdom and The Prince living in another. The evil fairy puts a spell on Princess Rose when she is very young. The only thing a good fairy can do is make the spell last 100 years. The Prince crosses paths with a beautiful young lady, is it the princess? You will have I read the book to find out.

I thought this was an okay book because some parts I wanted to keep me read
Dec 08, 2013 Emily rated it liked it
Wendy Mass' version of Sleeping Beauty was not what I expected. From the moment I saw this book I thought it would be a funny parody. Turns out it wasn't. This story seems to be focused on the events in Princess Rose's childhood and The Prince's childhood. As well as how they grow up and how their experiences later they find somehow bonds them in a way so that they are made for eachother. Yet, when they do meet and begin a relationship during the last part of the story they don't all of a sudden ...more
Nov 05, 2011 Maia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book-- it was really sweet, light and humorous. It was a very interesting spin on my favourite classic tale. The Prince (who had no given first name) had mother with ogre blood, and ogres are usually depicted as evil. This story gave a fresh spin on it-- her ogre tendencies were not quite as dominate, and she tried desperately to fight them as she was ashamed of it. And the story was different on Rose's side, as her parents were not allowed to go to sleep along with ...more
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Wendy Mass is the author of six novels for young people, including A Mango-Shaped Space (which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association), Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly magazine. Her most recent book is Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall. Wendy wrote ...more
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