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Sleeping Beauty by Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Wilhelm Carl Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm

This charming series retells classic fairy tales with bright illustrations and a clever tone. The stories in the Little Pebbles series have been adapted for children today while respecting the richness and flavor of the original versions. The small size of the books and their warm, inviting illustrations will appeal to children, who will also love the game page at the end of each book and will want to read all the books in the series.

The story of Sleeping Beauty is told here with simplicity and charm. Sixteen years after an angry fairy casts this spell, the princess pricks her finger on a spindle and the entire kingdom falls asleep—until one hundred years later a handsome prince rides up to the thorn-covered castle, awakens them all, and happily marries the beautiful girl.

Author Biography: Nathalie Novi is a French artist specializing in pastels. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Brussels, and Paris.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874067149
Publisher: Darby Creek Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/1994
Pages: 32
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Nathalie Novi is a French artist specializing in pastels. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Brussels, and Paris.

Place of Birth:

Hanau, Germany

Place of Death:

Berlin, Germany

Read an Excerpt

  Once upon a time, in a beautiful kingdom, lived a king and queen who should have been very happy. Instead, they were sad, because they didn't have any children. Every day they said to themselves, "Oh, if only we had a child!" But their wish didn't come true.
  Then one day, while she was calling her feet in a pond near the castle, the queen signed and said again, "If only I had a child."
  To her surprise, a frog leaked out of the water and spoke to her. "Don't be sad, you majesty," said the frog. "Within one year you will have a little girl."
  The frog's prediction came true, and the queen overjoyed, and they decided to hold a celebration. They invited everyone they knew—their relatives, their friends, and their fairies.
  There were thirteen fairies in the kingdom. But since they king and queen only had twelve gold plates, they sadly couldn't invite one of the fairies.
  It was a joyous celebration with beautiful music and delicious food. When they had finished eating, the fairies gave their gifts to the little princess. The first fairy gave the princess beauty. The second gave her wealth. The third gave her kindness. The fourth gave her musical talent. This went on until eleven fairies had given their gifts. Suddenly the thirteenth fairy, who had not been invited, burst into the room.
  Furious that she had been left out, this fairy cried in a terrible voice, "When the princess turns sixteen she will prick her finger on a spindle and die!"
  The king and queen were terrified. Many of the guests began to sob. At that moment the twelfth fairy, who had not yet give her gift, stepped forward.
  "Your majesties," she said, "I do not have the power to remove this spell, but I can change it. When the princess price her finger, she will not die. Instead she will sleep for one hundred years.. At the end of that time a worthy prince will come and awaken her."
  To protect his daughter, the king ordered all the spinning wheels in the kingdom to be burned and that no one would ever mention the spell to the princess.

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Sleeping Beauty 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was magnificent. I love the part where she eats a frog!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 4 pages long. Dont waste your $
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring and it stinks
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Amber Martinez More than 1 year ago
Soory Sleeping I have Nook
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