Spindle's End by Robin McKinley

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The evil fairy Pernicia has set a curse on Princess Briar-Rose: she is fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an endless, poisoned sleep. Katriona, a young fairy, kidnaps the princess in order to save her; she and her aunt raise the child in their small village, where no one knows her true identity. But Pernicia is looking for her, intent on revenge for a defeat four hundred years old. Robin McKinley's masterful version of Sleeping Beauty is, like all of her work, a remarkable literary feat.


About Robin McKinley

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Robin McKinley is the critically acclaimed author of numerous novels, including The Hero and the Crown (Newbery Medal winner) and The Blue Sword (Newbery Honor winner). She lives in England.
Published January 1, 2001 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Travel. Fiction

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