Sleeping Beauty

My second graders are deep into our spring Fairy Tale Unit and love listening to these tales.  Because we are reading as many of them as possible, it has required numerous trips back and forth to the library, where we have found some real treasures.  Many of the fairy tales are retold in picturebook format with wonderful illustrations, but I think that this particular retelling of Sleeping Beauty has the most beautiful illustrations of all!  The absolutely gorgeous artwork is by Christian Birmingham. The artwork, combined with such a beautiful retelling by Adèle Geras, makes it one of our favorites so far.

A perfect book to read for Carl V’s Once Upon a Time IV reading challenge.

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