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

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

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by Wendy Mass
     
 

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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

Overview


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. Especially when your mother has some ogre blood and tends to chow down at the most unfortunate moments. A walk in the woods would help, you think. Until you find a certain hidden castle . . . and a certain sleeping princess. Happily ever after? Not until the prince helps the princess awaken . . . and brings her home to Mother.

Journey back to the days when fairy tales were true with this fun and fresh spin on a timeless tale!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathryn Erskine
In this hysterically funny adaptation of the sleeping beauty story, Mass does a superb job of intertwining the two tales of the prince and princess who, in this version, are anything but conventional. The prince is not your traditional royal—he has no name, his mother is part ogre and, for some mysterious reason, his parents want to keep him away from sharp objects. But sharp objects are even more of a problem for the lovely Princess Rose, who wants to explore everything with wild abandon. Despite banning spinning wheels from the kingdom and providing clothes for the townspeople, Princess Rose's parents are constantly worried about her curse, and she does inevitably prick her finger and fall asleep for a hundred years. The writing is upbeat, breezy, and clever. Chapters alternate between the dry wit of the prince's voice and the headstrong but heartfelt Princess Rose's prose. The interaction between the prince and princess is surprising, witty, and contemporary. A fantastically fun book for both young and young-at- heart readers in the "Twice upon a Time" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439796583
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Series:
Twice Upon a Time Series, #2
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
128,579
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 5.14(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Wendy Mass is the author of the award-winning books for readers A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE, LEAP DAY, JEREMY FINK AND THE MEANING OF LIFE, HEAVEN LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE MALL, EVERY SOUL A STAR, THE CANDYMAKERS, 11 BIRTHDAYS, FINALLY, and the Twice Upon a Time series. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking, but they're really collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit her at www.wendymass.com.

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Sleeping Beauty 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
pinkfairytale More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best fairytale retellings of sleeping beauty that I have ever read. Even though the reading level was easy, and the story was short, the plot was captivating and the way it was told made it interesting. It was told from 2 points of view at differnt time periods. The prince told his side 116 years later than the princess. The princess told her story also. Every other chapter you would read the story from each persons point of view. Even though it may sound confusing it added an extra factor to the book that other books don't have. It was funny too, where most fairytales are not. I enjoyed this book even better than the first. This was one of my favorite tellings of sleeping beauty. It is good for girls of all ages. It is clean, an easy read, and funny. I would suggest it for young girls most of all. I could find no suggestive content in this book. This story will not put you to sleep!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OH MY GOODNEWS!!Love this author. Searched her name, i had read most of her books and thought this looked too old.ERR WRONG!! LOVE THIS BOOOOOOOOOK!!!! IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING READING THIS BOOK.......... DO SO NOW!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much. I read it in two days and can't wait till more come out! Kind of what i would want my fairytale to be like. Really cute and trust me, if you read this its SOOOO worth your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I read it whilst i was in miami and read in it in 4 days COULDNT PUT THER BOOK DOWN!! Although i havnet read the 1 twice upon a time i am looking forward to read. Really recomend it and its funny and keeps the reader intrested. READDD ITTT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My absolute fav book by w.m. by all means. Next she should write about the little mermaid because i think she would add an awesome kick to it and one up on sleeping beauty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really likednthis book. It didn't just have romance, but built up good characters, made the realistic, individualized, unique. Easy to read, with a nice flow. Very enjoyable. Read in a single.setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Every page was keeping me wondering, in a good way. I was so happy to see a diffrent verison of a classic book and i am thrilled how this book turned out! I loved the two person point of view. I loved how it had the prince and princess rose... i also loved how they made the faires more of a characrter. When i first started the book i was wondering how they would combine the two people together... it was amazing!!! This book will not disapoint you. If you loved the two people point of view in a book then the Mother Daughter Book Club would be great it's a good series and keeps the pages turning just like the twice upon a storu series!!! Keep reading!!,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the bomb. The books are very well written. I love the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ IT READ IT YOU MUST IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD I LOOOOOOOVE IT!!!! IT IS JUST AMAZING FOR ALLLL AGES DONT PASS UP WORTH EVERY PENNY I FINISHED IT IN A DAYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BELLA THE AWESOME!!!!!!!!(p.s) its amazing worth the 5 stars i would of ranked it higher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! It started with Princess Rose a hundred years ago and when the witch cast a spell on her, as a result, Rose's parents are always looking after her, making sure she stays out of reach of sharp things. She grows up and has a best friend, on her sixteenth birthday, she goes on a vacation and meets an old lady who helps her make a piece of cloth. She pricks her finger on the spindle and is put to sleep for a hundred years, as well as the castle. A fairy fuplicates the castle and trandports the king and the queen to the duplicate. Then it hoes to Prince, a hundred years later who's mother is half oger! On every 3rd Thursday in the month his mother goes crazy and eats someone. So all Prince has to do is avoid her on those days. Well he lives in the duplicate castle of Princess Rose, yet he does not yet know that. One day he is out in the woods and sees the castle covered in vines. In vain he tries to open it. But he cannot. He tries for years yet still cannot open it or find anything about it. So he invites some people over that know about legends. He asks them about the mysterious castle in the woods. He finds out that a girl is sleeping in there and will be awakend by a prince one hundred years from her sixteenth birthday. At this point he is sixteen years old. He finds out when the hundred years will be over and goes to the castle. He discovers that it is an exact replica of his castle. He goes in to wake the princess up and they fall in love. When they try to leave there is an 'inbisible' wall that only she can't get through. The rest you will have to read and find out. But I loved this book! Wendy Mass really knows how to draw a reader inside her book! You should try it. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book I read it to my daughter and she loved it. I honestlyloved the book myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.if you like all of wendy masses other books youll like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that every girl: tween, teen & even adult should read the "twice upon a time series"!!!! Such a good book..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awosome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are always well written and exiting. Once you can read chapter books, this should be the first book you read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book. I loved the repunzel book then i read this one and it made me go wow! I really reccomend this book to 9 to 14 year olds if you bielieve in magic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series ever i love the rapunzel book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great and magical book for friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi! Im going into 6 grade and im looking for a good series to read if u know of any please leave a coment. Thank u. Ps if u guys are looking for a realy good series try canterwood crest. I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good and Wendy Mass is an amazing author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK YOU SHOULD BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I readd the first book 'Rapuzel: the ond with all the hair' it is AMAZING!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! I love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept me reading, its such a great book! It does a good job explaining how the main charecter's lives were not at all easy. A wonderful love story, but it had a great younger-based edge! Can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book kids schood read it