Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap
Published by: Scholastic Paperbacks
Release Date: September 1, 2006
It’s not easy being Princess Rose. Especially when a fairy curses you and you find yourself avoiding all sharp objects . . . and then end up pricking your finger anyway, causing you to slumber for a hundred years or so. And it’s not easy being The Prince. Especially when your mother has some ogre blood and tends to chow down at the most unfortunate moments. A walk in the woods would help, you think. Until you find a certain hidden castle…and a certain sleeping princess.
“In this hysterically funny adaptation of the sleeping beauty story, Mass does a superb job of intertwining the two tales of the prince and princess who, in this version, are anything but conventional.…The writing is upbeat, breezy, and clever. Chapters alternate between the dry wit of the prince’s voice and the headstrong but heartfelt Princess Rose’s prose. The interaction between the prince and princess is surprising, witty, and contemporary. A fantastically fun book for both young and young-at-heart readers in the “Twice upon a Time” series.”