Sleeping Ugly by Jane YolenSleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen

Sleeping Ugly

byJane YolenIllustratorDiane Stanley

Paperback | April 14, 1997

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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?
Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a pr...
Title:Sleeping UglyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.56 × 5.75 × 0.22 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


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 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