64 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.19 in
April 14, 1997
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0698115600
ISBN - 13: 9780698115606
About the Book
Originally published by Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1981.
From the Publisher
A clever twist on Sleeping Beauty for emergent readers.
Princess Miserella is very beautiful outside, but inside she's the meanest, wickedest princess around. Plain Jane, on the other hand, has a face to match her name but a sweet and loving nature that earns her three wishes from a fairy. Miserella's horrible manners make the fairy so angry that her magic throws them all into a deep sleep.
Will the handsome prince kiss the right girl?
About the Author
Jane Yolen, February 11, 1939 - Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She attended New York's PS 93, then Hunter Junior High. She spent her high school years at Stapler High School in Westport Connecticut and earned her BA from Smith College in 1960. Yolen is married to Professor David W. Stemple with whom she has three children, all of who have written books with her. She is known far and wide for her novel "The Devil's Arithmetic." Yolen taught Children's Literature at Smith College for a time, and she is also a past president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has had the distinction of being a member of the Board as Directors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Yolen retains the title of Editor in Chief of the fantasy/science fiction imprint for Harcourt Brace's Children's Book Department: Jane Yolan Books. Amazingly, she has authored over 150 books for children, young adults and adults. Her most widely read novels include the "Emperor and the Kite" (1968), "Owl Moon" (1980) and of course "The Devil's Arithmetic" which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. Yolen has won a multitude of medals for her work, some of which include the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award and the Associati
From Our Editors
Plain Jane has a heart of gold -- but her face is as homely as her nose is long. Princess Miserella, on the other hand, is a beautiful princess with a heart of stone. In this droll twist on the classic fairytale, the kiss-bestowing prince learns that beauty is indeed only skin deep.
"Yolen pokes fun at the patterned Sleeping-princess story in a tale that's written with brisk simplicity and humor...it is amusing, it has plenty of action, and it's easy to read". -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A light, bright twist on the romantic tale". -- Kirkus Reviews