Sleepless Beauty by Frances Minters
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A contemporary, hip-hop version of a popular fairy tale features a wicked witch, an enchanted apartment, and a dreadful curse that places Beauty in the hands of a handsome rock star.

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FRANCES MINTERS is the author of several books, including "Cinder-Elly and "Sleepless Beauty. She lives with her husband in Florida. JANIE BYNUM is the creator of two previous books, "Altoona Baboona and "Otis. She lives with her family in Michigan. Children's author and illustrator, G. Brian Karas was born in Milford, Connecticut in 1957. After graduating from Paier School of Art, he worked as a greeting card artist and a commercial illustrator. Home on the Bayou, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, was his first illustrated book. Since then, he has illustrated over seventy books for children. Titles authored and/or illustrated by Karas have won numerous other awards. Saving Sweetness written by Diane Stanley was a Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children in 1996, received a Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon in 1996, and was a School Library Journal Best Book of 1996. Like Butter on Pancakes by Jonathan London was a School Library Journal Best Book of 1995. The Class Artist, written and illustrated by Karas, was a Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Book for Children in 2001 and received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2002 Best Book Gold Award.
Published October 1, 1996 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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The verse has a bounce that's right for reading aloud: ``Just to prove I'm not so mean/And that I'm not so snooty,/When time is up, a great rock star/Will wake the Sleeping Beauty,'' declares the witch, while a jazzy bit player pipes in ``Rooty-toot-toot/And tutti-frutti,/How does that grab you,/...

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The heroine of this fractured fairy tale lives in a high-rise apartment building, listens to a Walkman and is wooed by a guitar-toting prince.

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