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Re-Writing Sleeping Beauty

Popularised by and based largely on the Brothers Grimm’s ‘Little Briar Rose’ (and also French author Charles Perrault’s ‘Sleeping Beauty in the Wood’), the fairy tale we now know as Sleeping Beauty has been pulled and twisted into many different incarnations and variations over the years. 1,723 more words


Princess of Thorns

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, Princess Aurora, must not only save her brother but also reclaim her kingdom from the ogres who have captured them both. 662 more words

Book Reviews

micropoem for the day: the moon

The moon can  be a sleeping beauty. The moon can be a spectacular princess. She can be a warm mother. She can be a cold hearted mistress. 69 more words


comedy shot of the day

From 1965, Archie Campbell. You all know him from Hee Haw, but here he is before the show. Try to not laugh


Rapunzel Awakens the Rose

Sleeping Beauty has hair of roses, violet slumber
in an ivy tower encastled with cool granite, the
princess dreams of dragons and sword fights, some… 150 more words

Malificent: made, not born

The portrayal of the character Maleficent in Disney films is an example of Forbes (2009) discussion of the tension about dominant perceptions of evil and the blurred lines of a character that is not clearly good nor evil. 453 more words


The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman

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A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.

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