Bewitched by a spell, by a fairy godmother that was in a bad mood that day, poor little Sleeping Beauty gets stuck by a needle through her hand, and faints instantly into sleep for 100 years. Her castle is overtaken by the woods, and her servants have been put under a spell of sleep as well. Who finds Sleeping Beauty, and how does he wake her up? What happens to her servants, and the castle? The tale is unraveled by the narration of Kathy Verduin.
Public Domain (P)2014 Kathy Verduin
Delightful telling of the beloved tale for those who love the original, richness of fairy tales. Details and characters differ from the all too familiar Disney retelling, lending freshness to the story.
The old woman with the spinning wheel has a wonderfully realistic tremor to her voice.
Sleeping Beauty sounds young, eager and perfectly imperious as a young princess would do.
The narration of this book is clear and well paced for a young child. The tale does not "talk down" to children with overly simplistic vocabulary.
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