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Reading Beauty: (Empowering Books, Early…

Reading Beauty: (Empowering Books, Early Elementary Story Books, Stories… (edition 2019)

by Deborah Underwood (Author)

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In this version of Sleeping Beauty, told in verse, the Princess is threatened with a curse which will start with a paper cut; devastated that all her books have been taken away, she sets out with her dog, Prince, to find the fairy who cast the curse and make her reverse it.
Title:Reading Beauty: (Empowering Books, Early Elementary Story Books, Stories for Kids, Bedtime Stories for Girls)
Authors:Deborah Underwood (Author)
Info:Chronicle Books (2019), 44 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:children's, picture book, fairy tale/myth

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Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood



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Same formula as Interstellar Cinderella: this time it's the Sleeping Beauty, who loves to read, but is slated for a cursed paper cut, so her parents take all her books away when she turns 15. But when the fairy who cursed Princess Lex tries to trap her with a poisoned book, Lex and her trusty pup discover that the fairy had been invited to Lex's birthday after all - but couldn't read the invitation. Lex offers to teach her, and all is well in the land. ( )
  JennyArch | Jan 14, 2020 |
The tale of sleeping beauty takes an unexpected twist into space and will have reading fans' hearts shooting to the moon.

Princess Lex loves, loves, and loves to read. Her room is stacked with books. One morning, the books have disappeared! When she rushes to find the reason behind the loss of her favorite possessions, she discovers that she was cursed as a baby by an evil fairy. One paper cut will mean devastation for her and the kingdom.

Not only is this book a fairy tale retelling with quite the twist, it's an empowers children to read. And perhaps, look for the true purpose behind a person's 'evil' deeds. The entire tale is written in rhyme and has an obvious development similar to the original tale. Of course, there are several fun and unexpected twists, and this keeps the tale original and gives it a dash of fun.

The illustrations are bright and bold, and while I and my kids weren't huge fans of several of the characters' portrayals, the super sweet 'Prince' made up for them and more. It's a cute tale, which carries clear messages and offers space fun. ( )
  tdrecker | Oct 17, 2019 |
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