Sleeping Beauty by J & W Grimm

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Maja Dusíková’s beautiful illustrations make this retelling of the classic Brother’s Grimm story a magical addition to any bookshelf. The addition of darling animals throughout the story and cut-away views of the castle will bring children back again and again to look at the pictures.
 

About J & W Grimm

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Maja Dusikova was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She has illustrated many books for both children and adults, including The Advent Storybook and Silent Night, Holy Night.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by NorthSouth. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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“Once upon a time, a king and a queen used to say to each other every day, ‘If only we could have a child!’ ” Readers will eagerly embrace this sparkling retelling of the classic tale, which comes to life through delicate, ethereal illustrations by renowned Czech illustrator Dusíková.

Aug 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Sleeping Beauty

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"Once upon a time, a king and a queen used to say to each other every day, ‘If only we could have a child!' "

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This stylish retelling of the Brothers Grimm's "Briar Rose" joins Rowe's earlier adaptations of "Hansel and Gretel" and "Little Red Riding Hood."

Nov 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Sleeping Beauty

The Paris Review

Explains Günther Koseck, the German noble who inhabits Dornröschenschloss (“Sleeping Beauty’s castle”) during the castle’s weekly Sleeping Beauty reenactments, his enchanted princesses “have to always be young and beautiful, and that means they have to be replaced occasionally.”

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But his shadow remains, clouding the story with the threat of another kind of death—moral collapse Sleeping Beauty is often cited these days as the ultimate antifeminist tale: a princess waits a hundred years for prince to rescue her, and then marries him in helpless gratitude.

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