Sleeping Beauty's Daughters by Diane ZahlerSleeping Beauty's Daughters by Diane Zahler

Sleeping Beauty's Daughters

byDiane Zahler

Hardcover | August 27, 2013

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The classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty is transformed into a dazzling new story of two sisters fighting a powerful curse by Diane Zahler, the acclaimed author of The Thirteenth Princess. Briskly paced and full of lush descriptions, readers who enjoy the work of Shannon Hale and Gail Carson Levine will be swept away by this spellbinding novel.

The daughters of Sleeping Beauty, Princesses Aurora and Luna, have grown up in a cliff-top palace by the sea, where they are carefully protected by their parents. No one visits, the girls cannot stray beyond the castle walls, and all sharp objects are forbidden here.

But accidents will happen—particularly when an old curse still has power. Soon, in spite of all precautions, Aurora is struggling not to slip into an enchanted sleep.

Frantic, the princesses accept the help of a young fisherman named Symon and embark on a daring ocean voyage to find their aunt—a fairy who may be able to break the spell. From fearsome beasts to raging storms, many dangers befall them, yet they must not give up . . . for if Aurora sleeps, she will not wake for one hundred years.

Diane Zahler is the author ofThe Thirteenth Princess,A True Princess, andPrincess of the Wild Swans. Her books have been praised for their "delicious descriptions" (Kirkus Reviews) and their "gratifying depth" (Publishers Weekly). Diane lives with her husband in New York's Harlem Valley, in an old farmhouse held together by magic spell...
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Title:Sleeping Beauty's DaughtersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062004964

ISBN - 13:9780062004963

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Double the heroines, and neither of them passive! Sleeping Beauty takes her fate into her own hands along with her little sister and their new friend. This take on the popular fairy tale features a voyage to strange lands and a struggle against an enchantment that has already begun to take effect. The story is sweet, even though it seems like there were plenty of missed opportunities to add depth and excitement to the story.
Date published: 2017-01-27

Editorial Reviews

“A refreshing fairy tale that breaks the passive-heroine mold.”