Sleeping Ugly

Paperback | April 14, 1997

byJane YolenIllustratorDiane Stanley

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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?

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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......

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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 th...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.19 inPublished:April 14, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0698115600

ISBN - 13:9780698115606

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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