Sleeping Ugly

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When beautiful Princess Miserella, Plain Jane, and a fairy fall under a sleeping spell, a prince undoes the spell in a surprising way.

When beautiful Princess Miserella, Plain Jane, and a fairy fall under a sleeping spell, a prince undoes the spell in a surprising way.

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Overview

When beautiful Princess Miserella, Plain Jane, and a fairy fall under a sleeping spell, a prince undoes the spell in a surprising way.

When beautiful Princess Miserella, Plain Jane, and a fairy fall under a sleeping spell, a prince undoes the spell in a surprising way.

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Children's Literature - Alexandria LaFaye
Does using a sleeping princess as a conversation piece sound weird to you? Well, almost everything about Jane Yolen's farcical story is intended to turn fairy tale motifs on their ear. The beautiful princess is rotten to the core and ends up lost in the forest. She's assisted by a fairy, but ungrateful. They call on Plain Jane for assistance and she gladly helps. For her kindness, the fairy grants Jane three wishes which Jane uses to help the awful princess. The princess's lack of gratitude is responsible for putting them into a deep sleep. When a prince comes to rescue them, he chooses Jane as the object of his affection. He has no money, so they live out their life in Jane's cottage with the sleeping princess as a conversation piece. This irreverant look at fairy tales still has the prince saving the damsel in distress, but love is no longer based on beauty or status. Stanley's playful illustrations heighten the humor of the book and give it a distinctly modern setting in the end. 1997 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698115606
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 130,858
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen
JaneYolen lives in Massachusetts.

John Schoenherr lives in New Jersey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2008

    One of my favorite childhood books!

    This book has a great story line with plot twists. I loved it when I was younger. I would reccommend it for students that are ready to start transitioning into chapter books because it is longer and has more words but no chapters yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2004

    Great story for kids and grownups

    My nine-year-old reading partner and I think that this one of the best! The princess' 'issues' far outweigh her rank and beauty, and the fairy is on to her from the beginning. A delightful story. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2001

    Beauty is as Beauty Does

    A lovely and humorous twist on 'Sleeping Beauty.' The illustrations fit perfectly.

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