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The Sleeping Beauty

Ursula Jones, Paola Escobar

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Picture storybooks, Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

A magical, feminist retelling of the much-loved classic fairy tale, featuring an empowered princess and a diverse cast of characters. Brought to life with stunning illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for every child.

Once upon a time a baby princess was born. The kingdom's fairies blessed her with happiness, luck, cleverness, kindness and beauty . . . but one wicked fairy was angry at having been left out of the celebration and placed a wicked curse on the little princess. On her sixteenth birthday, the princess would prick her finger and fall into a deep sleep for a hundred years . . . until a handsome prince would wake her with true love's kiss.

A magical, updated retelling of the classic fairy tale by award-winning author Ursula Jones, brought to life with glorious illustrations by Paola Escobar. A must-have for any child's library.

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Ursula Jones

Ursula Jones is an award-winning author and actress. She has written many books for children, including The Witch's Children and the Queen, winner of a Nestle Gold Award, The Witch's Children go to School, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the highly acclaimed The Princess Who Had No Kingdom. Ursula lives on the English South Coast.

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