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The classic fairy tale of the Sleeping Beauty illustrated by Walter Crane.


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The classic fairy tale of the Sleeping Beauty illustrated by Walter Crane.

30 review for The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods (Fairy eBooks)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Radwa

    Another "Sleeping Beauty" retelling, and despite sharing some common events, I like this way better than Giambattista Basile's version "Sun, Moon, Talia." This shows the basic story we know from Disney's movie (except there's no Maleficent, instead there's an evil mother-in-law), but the difference is that it goes beyond the movie, and what happens in later year with some weird twists. It's not so gory and creepy, just your basic fairy tale, and I liked it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nandakishore Varma

    Another read in Malayalam translation. I did not like this one much because nothing much was happening. My favourite part was the sleeping castle, frozen in time. Confession: I used to fantasise about a princess sleeping somewhere, waiting for me to come and kiss her awake...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Terri Cullen

    Name of Book: Sleeping Beauty Author: Charles Perrault Star Rating: **** Plot Summary: This is a classic fairy tale about a young Princess who is born under the King and Queen of the land but an evil fairy claims that when she turns fifteen years old she will put her to sleep for one hundred years by pricking her finger. When the princess turns fifteen the wicked fairy pricks her finger and puts her and everyone else into the castle asleep. The spell can only be broken if the prince kisses the princ Name of Book: Sleeping Beauty Author: Charles Perrault Star Rating: **** Plot Summary: This is a classic fairy tale about a young Princess who is born under the King and Queen of the land but an evil fairy claims that when she turns fifteen years old she will put her to sleep for one hundred years by pricking her finger. When the princess turns fifteen the wicked fairy pricks her finger and puts her and everyone else into the castle asleep. The spell can only be broken if the prince kisses the princess. After many years, the prince kisses her and everyone including the princess awoke. They then fell in love and got married and lived happily ever after. I like this story as it is one of my favourite fairy tales from my childhood, having read it so many times and watched the film too. It is good the way they have an evil character in the book and as a child you are left in suspense as to whether the princess will awake or not and then she does and they live happily ever after. This book is again suitable for early year’s three to seven as it easy to read, easy to tell and an enjoyable read for children. Again another short story that captures their attention. This fairy tale could be read to an early year’s class at story time as it is short and easily told. It could also be used for guided reading, the children could take turns reading different parts or acting as different characters. Also it could be used for independent reading or to improve knowledge retrieval skills by asking the children questions at the end of the story.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michele C

    Rating 4 Golden Stars Before Reading: To be honest I was not looking forward to reading this at all. It was part of my AP English project where I had to analyze three different versions of Sleeping Beauty. I thought this version would be the same as the Disney version that I grew up knowing.I was very wrong... After Reading:Charles Perrault's version of Sleeping Beauty is translated from French so each version varies slightly. However, one can note that his version is MUCH different than Disney's Rating 4 Golden Stars Before Reading: To be honest I was not looking forward to reading this at all. It was part of my AP English project where I had to analyze three different versions of Sleeping Beauty. I thought this version would be the same as the Disney version that I grew up knowing.I was very wrong... After Reading:Charles Perrault's version of Sleeping Beauty is translated from French so each version varies slightly. However, one can note that his version is MUCH different than Disney's version. Well for one this version in my opinion is not meant for children. The first part of the story is the same as Disney's...you have the princess being cursed by an evil fairy,she falls into the curse, she gets saved...but there's a whole second part of the story that no one knows since most of us only know the Disney version which is meant to entertain young children. The second part involves the King's wife being a cannibal and wanting to eat both Sleeping beauty's kids and her. Yeah you heard me right this version involves cannibalism. The thing is this version isn't even as disturbing as Basile's version called "Sun,Moon,and Talia" which involves the protagonist getting raped while unconscious and only waking up one when of her twins pull out the spindle from her body. Weird! I know. Note:These versions plus other versions of fairy tales can be found online.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stéphanie

    Many a girl has waited long For a husband brave or strong; But I'm sure I never met Any sort of woman yet Who could wait a hundred years, Free from fretting, free from fears. Now, our story seems to show That a century or so, Late or early, matters not; True love comes by fairy-lot. Some old folk will even say It grows better by delay. Yet this good advice, I fear, Helps us neither there nor here. Though philosophers may prate How much wiser 'tis to wait, Maids will be a sighing still -- Young blood must when yo Many a girl has waited long For a husband brave or strong; But I'm sure I never met Any sort of woman yet Who could wait a hundred years, Free from fretting, free from fears. Now, our story seems to show That a century or so, Late or early, matters not; True love comes by fairy-lot. Some old folk will even say It grows better by delay. Yet this good advice, I fear, Helps us neither there nor here. Though philosophers may prate How much wiser 'tis to wait, Maids will be a sighing still -- Young blood must when young blood will!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amina

    I have never loved that fairy tale, I couldn't find any morals, I mean, sleeping for 100 years, Ok, we can deal with that, but falling in love with the princess before even meeting her or seeing what she looks like? And a queen mother who's an ogress and who's planning to eat your family? Come on! And asking the first guy you see when you wake up, "are you my prince?" while you should be frightened to death? :D are you kidding me?! Anyway, I had fun reading the book with some new surprises that I I have never loved that fairy tale, I couldn't find any morals, I mean, sleeping for 100 years, Ok, we can deal with that, but falling in love with the princess before even meeting her or seeing what she looks like? And a queen mother who's an ogress and who's planning to eat your family? Come on! And asking the first guy you see when you wake up, "are you my prince?" while you should be frightened to death? :D are you kidding me?! Anyway, I had fun reading the book with some new surprises that I've completely forgotten about :D

  7. 5 out of 5

    Inés

    As usual, a really lovely fairytale =). I was very surprised by this story, really. I grew up with the Disney version, but my surprise was huge when I realized that the end of the movie was only half the book. I loved the details of the children of Sleeping Beauty and Prince, and the adventures they had when they moved into the realm of the prince. In short, a wonder that everyone should read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers)

    This one is yet another version of the classic sleeping beauty, this has some old ogre known as the mother in law who wants to eat her grandchildren but was in a total failure little did she know aha it'll bite her ass in the end. Not so creepy like the one ive read before this.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Regis

    Was pleasantly surprised that this isn't an exact blueprint of the Disney movie. Though slightly darker in tone, (which I think is a positive), good triumphs in the end. I loved it!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    Very interesting, this is a different story then I've ever read. The moral of the story at the end is very true. If only more people realized what others already knew! I hope you enjoy this story Very different from other tellings, I liked the moral at the end. I read many versions to see how there stories very

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Washington

    My favorite Disney princess is Sleeping Beauty, so I loved this edition and its beautiful cover!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ietrio

    I don't get it: why do people insist reading this horrible stories to the children. Probably it is just a habit: they were read to them and they do the ritual all over without really caring for the values they are teaching. Rape? Rape is good if you are doing it with a clean heart. And it's even better when you are a prince. Reminds me of coercive rape to cure lesbianism. And killing? Killing is something that happens. How about the necromantic aspects of christianity? Exhibiting the body. That's I don't get it: why do people insist reading this horrible stories to the children. Probably it is just a habit: they were read to them and they do the ritual all over without really caring for the values they are teaching. Rape? Rape is good if you are doing it with a clean heart. And it's even better when you are a prince. Reminds me of coercive rape to cure lesbianism. And killing? Killing is something that happens. How about the necromantic aspects of christianity? Exhibiting the body. That's nice. You never know how the dead will rise. A year in a coma in a medical institution and recovery is almost impossible. Anyway, everything is excusable as long as you teach your children the basic values: the woman should have the good looks or die a servant. The man should work to keep the beautiful woman doing. Doing what? I don't know. The stories of this kind need to invent television in order to satisfy women who are dumb, illiterate, and generally ignorant of anything but beauty and submission.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Kay

    Moving right along. Lady and the Tramp is unique to Disney (well y'know, except for Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog, but don't get me started), so next is the lovely Sleeping Beauty. I used the pitt.edu edition of this (no illustrations, just story). I think I've only previously read the Grimm version, because I had no recollection of an ogress trying to eat Sleeping Beauty's children! I also read the pitt.edu edition for the Grimm version of the tale (Lil' Brier Rose). Interesting that Disney quotes Moving right along. Lady and the Tramp is unique to Disney (well y'know, except for Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog, but don't get me started), so next is the lovely Sleeping Beauty. I used the pitt.edu edition of this (no illustrations, just story). I think I've only previously read the Grimm version, because I had no recollection of an ogress trying to eat Sleeping Beauty's children! I also read the pitt.edu edition for the Grimm version of the tale (Lil' Brier Rose). Interesting that Disney quotes this as "based on the classic children's tale by Charles Perrault" when their version aligns more closely with Brier Rose. Ah well, they mix it all together anyway. Oddly enough, Perrault's version was much more violent than Grimms' for this. I haven't watched this movie in a long time, so I'm excited to watch it on Blu-Ray. After Lady and the Tramp which has some of my favorite animated scenes ever.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Addicted.To.Angel

    OMG, I can’t believe these books are on goodreads. The Green Library /“المكتبة الخضراء” is my childhood memories, my mother use to read me these books when I was Little before bed, and as I grew older I reread them again by myself as an activity in summer vacation. These books are the first books that I have read and because of them that I started to love reading and they were definitely the beginning of my road into becoming the “bookworm” that I am.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ameena

    OMG, I can’t believe these books are on goodreads. The Green Library /“المكتبة الخضراء” is my childhood memories, my mother use to read me these books when I was Little before bed, and as I grew older I reread them again by myself as an activity in summer vacation. These books are the first books that I have read and because of them that I started to love reading and they were definitely the beginning of my road into becoming the “bookworm” that I am.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    I'd forgotten how violent Grimms fairy tales are. A formerly "OK" queen suddenly turns "ogre-ish" while her son, the king, goes away to fight a war. So in her ogre-ish state, she orders her head chef to cook her grandchildren so she can eat them. Having done with them, she orders a nice BBQ'd daughter-in-law for desert. Not a bedtime story I'd like to read to my children.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Inspired to read the original tale after seeing "Maleficent," to try to determine the accuracy of the whole thing. Pleasantly surprised at the higher level of the plot of the original story, much simplified by Disney's retelling. Simple and to the point. The translation I read was from "Old-Time Stories told by Master Charles Perrault," translated by A. E. Johnson (Dodd Mead and Company, 1921).

  18. 4 out of 5

    Betty

    Beautiful presentation This is a beautiful edition with gorgeous typeset, elaborate margins and magnificent drawings. I've never read Sleeping Beauty before, but this was a delicious treat...like a wonderful dessert. Short, sweet, and delightful. Thank you Amazon for these gorgeous Kindle editions of fairy tales. I feel like I found a pot of gold. Absolutely enchanting.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    Beautiful illustration and format The kindle format is lovely and beautifully illustrated. This classic version is interesting and even a little funny. The kids were enchanted by this presentation.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kara Thomas

    I liked that it didn't end with the prince and princess getting married, but with the ogre mother-in-law trying the eat her grandchildren. Definitely not Disney. I think my kids would like this version more.

  21. 4 out of 5

    AB

    This is by far my favourite version of Sleeping Beauty. Her story has always been my favourite!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    It has been years since I have read this story and really enjoyed this version on my kindle! Loved the lil pictures and it was a nice short fun read!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Beery

    fantasy, identity. good for elementary age children

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tiny Mendoza

    Be it the original written story or the film adaptation by Disney, Sleeping Beauty will always be my favorite fairy tale of all.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Zim

    Though this is a classic, I think this story deserves only two stars because I feel like I didn't get any valuable lesson from it. It is just plainly entertaining.

  26. 4 out of 5

    jenice

    no

  27. 4 out of 5

    Theadora

    That was very short and to the point. I like how he thought she was in grannie clothes.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jacquel

    I really enjoyed this story, even if I preferred the film versions. I hope to read more from this series soon.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kali Davis

    Before reading this short story I never knew this is where most the fairytales originated from, and I like Charles Perrault had his dark twisted versions. It opened up my eyes to some of the fairytales I know about now, and how some of them still really aren't suitable for children. Perrault has a couple other short fairytale stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Blue Beard, and Cinderella or the Glass slipper, and these all had their own little twist about them as well. It was very interesting t Before reading this short story I never knew this is where most the fairytales originated from, and I like Charles Perrault had his dark twisted versions. It opened up my eyes to some of the fairytales I know about now, and how some of them still really aren't suitable for children. Perrault has a couple other short fairytale stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Blue Beard, and Cinderella or the Glass slipper, and these all had their own little twist about them as well. It was very interesting to learn about his reasoning about these tells, most were because of his children. I would recommend his short stories to adults so that they can get a different perception of things and can interpret the fairytales they were told as a kid. (131)

  30. 5 out of 5

    S.G. Willoughby

    The original is much more morbid that I realized....

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