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Curse of the Thirteenth Fey

The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Yolen, Jane (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey
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Accident-prone, thirteen-year-old Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a real blessing in this take-off on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.
Authors: Yolen, Jane
Title: Curse of the Thirteenth Fey
the true tale of Sleeping Beauty
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2012
Characteristics: 290 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Accident-prone, thirteen-year-old Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a real blessing in this take-off on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.
Alternate Title: Sleeping Beauty
ISBN: 0399256644
9780399256646
0142427616
9780142427613
Statement of Responsibility: Jane Yolen
Subject Headings: Prophecies Fiction Family life Fiction Elves Fiction Magic Fiction Fairies Fiction Fairy tales Sleeping Beauty (Tale) Adaptations Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Families
Fairy tales
Topical Term: Prophecies
Family life
Elves
Magic
Fairies
Fairy tales
Sleeping Beauty (Tale)
LCCN: 2011038847
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Jan 14, 2014
  • zanyblueyak rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Story from the fairies point of view.

Jul 02, 2013
  • tbebb rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked Snow in Summer better because of the intermingled fairy and true telling. This one was all fairy, and a reimagining of what happened at the birth of Sleeping Beauty. Since Disney had her dance with an owl in the forest, she's been my favorite fairy tale heroine, even in Anne Rice's retelling... so it was hard to have her be so awful and from such an enslaving line of spoiled royalty in this retelling. But the book was very well done, and the thirteenth fairy was a wonderful character on her own... even if her name is "Gorse"!

May 22, 2013
  • Forward_Moment rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was pretty good, but somehow not as tightly plotted as I usually expect from Jane Yolen. I think the Shouting Fey are more suited to short stories.

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