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

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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 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:
121,940
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 5.14(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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