Sleeping Beauty: A Grimm's Fairy Tale

Sleeping Beauty: A Grimm's Fairy Tale

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by Brothers Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
     
 

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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

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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 lifetime.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
While not politically correct these days, it is still a charming story. Bell is faithful to the original as far as I can tell. Laimgruber's pretty illustrations add flowers, animals, and birds. Her scenes of palace life and the line of guests waiting to get into the banquet are as realistic as can be-you can feel the heat as the guests' feet begin to ache. The people are not as satisfactory, but they're more than just acceptable.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3Bell's translation retains the fullness of the old story, but has clear and straightforward language. As a complement to the text, Laimgruber's illustrations froth with color and detail, the charming embellishments lending new buoyancy and light to a fairy tale thick with omens and shadows, dreads and dangers. The combination is felicitous, allowing young listeners entry into a compelling, mysterious world in which the dark elements are not sacrificed, but gently tempered (just as the 12th ``wise woman'' softens the curse on the baby princess). Alongside Cooper Eden's The Three Princesses (Bantam, 1991), with its interesting pastiche of classic illustrations, and in contrast to other picture book versionsthe elegant Errol LeCain (Bradbury, 1977; o.p.), the poetic and sensuous Trina Schart Hyman (Little, 1983), the intricate and expressive Mercer Mayer (Macmillan, 1984; o.p.), all quite sophisticatedthis new one is welcome and needed. Older readers may pass judgment on Laimgruber's Beauty: she is vibrant and appealing with her red curls and rounded features, but is neither striking nor glamorous. She is, rather, a plucky ``Anne of Green Gables'' sort of princess. One is reminded of Galdone's work in this respect, a favoring of humor and vivacity over ``prettiness.'' And as for the whimsical costumes of the wise women, Ms. Frizzle would approve!Susan Powers, Berkeley Carroll Street School, Brooklyn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863153426
Publisher:
Floris Books
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Sleeping Beauty 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was magnificent. I love the part where she eats a frog!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 4 pages long. Dont waste your $
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring and it stinks
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Chris LaBudde More than 1 year ago
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Amber Martinez More than 1 year ago
Soory Sleeping I have Nook
Linayha Espindola More than 1 year ago
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