Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

by Maja Dusikova, J & W Grimm
     
 

Maja Dusíková’s beautiful illustrations make this retelling of the classic Brother’s Grimm story a magical addition to any bookshelf. The addition of darling animals throughout the story and cut-away views of the castle will bring children back again and again to look at the pictures.  See more details below

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Maja Dusíková’s beautiful illustrations make this retelling of the classic Brother’s Grimm story a magical addition to any bookshelf. The addition of darling animals throughout the story and cut-away views of the castle will bring children back again and again to look at the pictures.

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From the Publisher

"The watercolors are soft but dramatic and transporting." Kirkus Reviews on Maja Dusikova's illustrations for Rapunzel

"Dusikova’s delicate line-and-watercolor illustrations capture the drama and mystery of the tale, while portraying the characters with individuality and including details for children to discover. A new edition of an old tale that is familiar, yet strange, and strangely powerful."- Booklist on Sleeping Beauty

Booklist
"Dusikova’s delicate line-and-watercolor illustrations capture the drama and mystery of the tale, while portraying the characters with individuality and including details for children to discover. A new edition of an old tale that is familiar, yet strange, and strangely powerful."- Booklist on Sleeping Beauty
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—This classic tale stays true to the original telling but the addition of Dusíková's illustrations breathes new life into the timeless story. Soft watercolors illustrate a darkened tower, a thorny hedge, and a cutaway palace with an innocence that will appeal to old and young. The depiction of enchanting animals throughout increases the story's charm. A lovely addition to collections looking for artistic renderings of the classics.—C. J. Connor, Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring, KY
Kirkus Reviews
"Once upon a time, a king and a queen used to say to each other every day, ‘If only we could have a child!' " Readers will eagerly embrace this sparkling retelling of the classic tale, which comes to life through delicate, ethereal illustrations by renowned Czech illustrator Dusíková. Soft-focused pictures, reminiscent of the work of Lisbeth Zwerger, glow in a rosy palette as they depict the king and queen blessed with a sweet princess who is cursed by a vengeful and forgotten fairy. Straightforward text with just the right amount of detail gracefully presents the story as the illustrations follow closely along, bursting into bloom as the appropriate prince arrives to greet the sleeping princess with his kiss. Readers interested in the history of the tale will have to look elsewhere, but fans of fairy tales and princesses will happily lose themselves in the subtle details and dreamlike quality of the pictures; replete with sprightly courtiers, evocative stone stairways and turrets, sumptuous fabrics and lively animals, this luminous fairy-tale world radiates warmth and magic—and, naturally, provides a very happy ending. A fine choice for princess lovers and traditionalists. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-10)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735840874
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,116,301
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Maja Dusikova was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She has illustrated many books for both children and adults, including The Advent Storybook and Silent Night, Holy Night.

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