Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale

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Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty: A handsome prince rescues a beautiful princess from a wicked fairy's terrible sleeping spell.

This story is just like the original. Except for the sarcastic frog narrator, the garlic-scented fairy, and--oh yeah--the princess in this book not only sleeps and snores . . . she's also been turned into a hot-pink and purple dragon!

Certain to charm and delight fairy tale fans across the land, this raucous retelling is anything but a snoozer.       


About Bruce Hale

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Born near Los Angeles and currently living in Santa Barbara, Bruce Hale has written nearly 20 books. Before becoming a full time writer Hale had a variety of jobs including deejay, gardener and actor. He also lived briefly in Hawaii, inspiring the setting for his books featuring Moki the Gecko. When not writing, Hale is often speaking at schools all over the country. Hale has also taught writing workshops at several colleges and universities and in 1998 received a grant to teach and study in Thailand. Howard Fine is the illustrator of many popular picture books. He lives with his family in White Plains, New York. Visit his website at .
Published May 1, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 44 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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In this send-up of a familiar tale, a hard-of-hearing fairy manages to modify the crib-side curse so that instead of dying under the wheels of a pie wagon, the princess will turn into a sleeping dragon, who can only be awakened by a quince.

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Common Sense Media

Original twists and misheard words make this a silly story complete with a pie wagon, a snoring dragon, and the heroic Prince Quince.

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Youth Services Book Review

We’ve all heard the story of Sleeping Beauty: a malicious fairy, an evil curse, and finally a princess enchanted by a spell that can only be lifted by a prince.

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