Colorful illustrations with beautiful purple hues bring this retelling of the beloved fairytale to life. When the princess is born, all the good fairies in the land are invited to a feast. Each fairy bestows a special gift upon the princess until only one fairy is left. Then a wicked fairy appears and casts an evil spell on the princess…"When that baby is fifteen she will prick her finger on a spindle and die!" The last good fairy cannot break the spell, but lessens the evil curse by saying, "The princess will not die, but she will sleep for a hundred years." This simplified version is concise, yet easy enough for a beginning reader. The large print and bright palette blend together, making this a delightful introduction to fairy tales. Even the youngest of readers can appreciate this charming story.