Reading Beauty


Sleeping Beauty in all its timeless glory is about to be turned on its head.  This time the angry fairy who received no invitation to the baby princess' royal birthday ball, has cursed the princess to read until she is fifteen years old, then get a paper cut, and fall asleep awaiting the ubiquitous kiss.

When this dark-skinned, dark-haired royal princess discovers that her parents have ordered all the books removed from the kingdom, she won't let it happen.  She has some new ideas about how the story will turn out.

44 pages                    978-1452171296                          Ages 4-8

Keywords:  fractured fairy tale, fun, humor, diverse books, diversity, princess, fairy, reading, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, books


When a fairy's curse—a deathlike sleep via paper cut—threatens to make her kingdom barren of books, it's up to space princess Lex to break the spell and bring books back to her people. Set in the universe of the acclaimed Interstellar Cinderella, this irrepressible fairy tale retelling will charm young readers with its brave heroine, its star-studded setting, and its hilarious, heartwarming happy ending.--from the publisher

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