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Sleeping Beauty

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  68 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 12th 1986 by Knopf
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Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Jane Yolen retells the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty with very little deviation from the familiar original. While the tale or Briar Rose is a bit nostalgic, I’m turned off by the emphasis placed on looks equating to love that go along with it.
Brianne Griffin
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
"The Sleeping Beauty" is a classic fairy tale that has been passed down from generations. This edition is retold by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. It is a tale filled with magic, royalty, romance, and courage. The illustrations are lower in value because of the dark hues the illustrator chose to use. The illustrations are shaded with black which reveals a renaissance theme. The images and texts are bordered to tell more of the story.The background color of the paper is a light tan ...more
Tara Sheehan
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jane Yolen's tells the traditional fairytale of a sleeping princess in the book The Sleeping Beauty. The book is in portrait layout and is quite wordy. The endpages feature Briar Rose and the Prince looking at each other on seperate pages. The illustrations aredetailed, vivid, and extremely detailed. The majority of the colors are pale including light green, browns, and blues. The illustrations are very renaissance themed. Each page is bordered with a light brown color, which makes the book look ...more
Vanessa Arredondo
Mar 27, 2012 rated it liked it
The way the illustrations look made me more interested on reading the book. It caught my attention that they used the same border in all the pages. Even though the placement varied on some pages, the flowers made the pages better. The colors that are used take you back to that period of time. The way the character are drawn have a certain texture that makes an illusion. The point of view varies in between middle ground and worm's view. The story line is changed a bit but it is still interesting ...more
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous illustrations!!
Rebecca Ferguson
This book retells the story of a princess who is cursed with sleeping for 100 years. Finally a prince kisses her and wakes her up.(Traditional Fantasy)
Jan 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Beautiful illustrations of the classic fairy tale. A slightly different take at the end, when the evil witch is absent and the prince finds the princess without any trouble.
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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset ...more
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