by Martin Powell Published by Stone Arch Books
on January 1st 2009 Genres: Graphic Novel Pages:
Once upon a time, an evil fairy cursed a young princess. On her fifteenth birthday, the princess pricked her finger on a spindle and fell into a magical sleep. Only the bravest soul will be able to awaken her.
We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but I loved the small twists to the tale that this graphic novel rendition spun to keep it new and interesting. The drawings were incredible unique and drew my eye when I first looked at it. I can only compare it to that of Tim Burton. The characters have big eyes and the overall feel of the graphic novel is darker.I absolutely enjoyed reading the History of Sleeping Beauty at the end of the book as well as glancing through the discussion questions and writing prompts that were to go along with the book. Another great book to use in elementary schools and elementary school libraries.