The Sleeping Beauty (Classics Illustrated Junior) by Charles Perrault, Brothers Grimm

The Sleeping Beauty (Classics Illustrated Junior)

Written by Charles Perrault, Brothers Grimm
Part of the Classics Illustrated Junior Series

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One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price.

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Classics Illustrated - A wonderful History - We're delighted to re-introduce these marvellous comic books to new generations of readers who will surely enjoy them as fantastic tales of adventure and excitement but will also improve their reading skills as a result and be inspired to read the complete versions of many of these fine works. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these superb adaptations and are similarly inspired as I was, nearly 50 years ago. Jeff Brooks, CEO, Classic Comic Store Ltd


The Sleeping Beauty (Classics Illustrated Junior) by Charles Perrault, Brothers Grimm

Princess Aurora is gifted with grace and beauty and provokes the jealously of the wicked fairy Maleficent. A trio of kindhearted Good Fairies do their best to protect the Princess but their magic is no match for the terrifying Maleficent. Princess Aurora pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls into an enchanted slumber. Can a kiss from the handsome Prince Phillip wake her, or will she sleep forever...?

The Classics Illustrated Junior titles:

1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2 The Ugly Duckling
3 Cinderella
4 The Pied Piper
5 The Sleeping Beauty
6 The 3 Little Pigs
7 Jack and the Beanstalk
8 Goldilocks and the Three Bears
9 Beauty and the Beast
10 Little Red Riding Hood (July 09)
11 Puss in Boots (august 09)
12 Rumpelstiltskin (Sept 09)
13 Pinocchio (Oct 09)
14 The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Nov 09)
15 Johnny Appleseed (Dec 09)
16 Aladdin and his Lamp (Jan 2010)

Click here to view all the Classics Illustrated and Classics Illustrated Junior titles.


What Authors think of these Classics

I like these illustrated Children's Classics. I'm a great fan of comics and the comic strip and I think these books offer a good way for young readers to get into some of the greatest stories ever told. My three-year old was particularly keen on the Goldilocks one and has asked for it again and again!
Michael Rosen (Children's Laureate)

"My son Jack didn't like English at high school so I bought him a lot of comic versions of classic books such as Jekyll And Hyde, Kidnapped and Macbeth - now he wants to go to see the Shakespeare play. It's a great way to get people to read. The problem is that there just aren't enough comics out there any more."
Ian Rankin – author

"Even before I could read, I remember pouring through my brothers' copies of Classics Illustrated, over and over, especially their excellent comic book adaptations of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and War of the Worlds."
Martin Powell – Author

Comics - a great way for new and reluctant readers to enjoy the classics

"It's exciting to now see people well respected in education advocating comics in schools. As an English teacher and huge comic fan, I've often tried to convince colleagues of the power of comics as worthy texts"
Katie Barrowman – teacher

"If you’re old enough to remember the Classics Illustrated comic books, you’ll be glad to know that they’re back. They promise to encourage readers to get into, and through, the classics."
Dodie Ownes -- School Library Journal

"Comics are the most exciting medium today for teachers who want to grab their students' attention without sacrificing depth, and for librarians who are intrigued by this art form and its possibilities for encouraging new readers."

About the Author

Charles Perrault was a French poet and writer. He is remembered mainly for his collection of fairytales published in 1697 under the title Histoires, ou contes du temps passe, avec des Moralitez.

His book became famous as Contes De ma Mere L'Oye, or Tales of Mother Goose. It contained eight tales - The Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Diamonds and Toads, Cinderella, Riquet a la Houppe, and Tom Thumb - probably retold based on cruder folk versions.

Perrault's elegant and simple style made these tales extremely popular, and they quickly became the accepted version of the stories. These tales as we have them today owe their form and beauty to Perrault's magical retelling.

The German brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm spent years collecting and researching folk tales early in the 19th century. They published Children's and Household Tales in 1812, a collection which became known as Grimm's Fairy Tales. The collection included what are now some of the world's most famous stories, including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin. Wilhelm married in 1825, but Jacob never wed and for most of his life lived in his brother's home. The brothers also began a German historical dictionary, the enormous Deutsches Worterbook, which ran to 16 volumes when it was finally completed by others in 1954.

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32 pages


Charles Perrault, Brothers Grimm
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Classic Comic Store Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2009




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