Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
A Novel of the Fairy Tale Series

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Haunted by the tales of the Holocaust, a young American woman begins a search for her grandmother's World War II past. By the author of Sister Light, Sister Dark and White Jenna.
 

About Jane Yolen

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Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. Yolen's graceful rhythms and outrageous rhymes have been gathered in numerous collections. She has earned many awards over the years: the Regina Medal, the Kerlan Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Society of Children's Book Writers Award, the Mythopoetic Society's Aslan Award, the Christopher Medal, the Boy's Club Jr. Book Award, the Garden State Children's Book Award, the Daedalus Award, a number of Parents' Choice Magazine Awards, and many more. Her books and stories have been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Swedish, Nowegian, Danish, Afrikaans, !Xhosa, Portuguese, and Braille.
 
Published August 15, 1992 by Tor Books. 192 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Although Gemma always identified strongly with Briar Rose, the sleeping princess, no one had thought it anything but a bedtime story--but when a mysterious box of clippings and photos turns up after Gemma's death, hinting that the accepted version of Gemma's origins is untrue, Becca begins tracin...

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Windling's Fairy Tale series has produced several excellent fantasy novels inspired by classic fairy tales. This is one of the series's most ambitious efforts, and only a writer as good as Yolen ( Sis

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HSJ

Jane Yolen incorporates the bright tale of Sleeping Beauty and the dark story of the Holocaust into an unforgettable story in the book, Briar Rose.

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HSJ

Jane Yolen incorporates the bright tale of Sleeping Beauty and the dark story of the Holocaust into an unforgettable story in the book, Briar Rose.

Nov 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Briar Rose: A Novel of the Fa...

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