LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Sleeping Beauty A Mid-Century Fairy Tale

Written by Lynn Roberts

Illustrated by David Roberts

Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Sleeping Beauty A Mid-Century Fairy Tale

David and Lynne Roberts transfer the story of Sleeping Beauty to the 1950s in this stylish book, and put a unique spin on the story.  Their Sleeping Beauty is a girl called Annabel, who lives with her two aunts. A true child of the 50s, Annabel loves sci-fi and spends hours dreaming of the future. There’s something of Bette Davis in the witch, wonderfully malevolent in an emerald green dress tightly nipped in at the waist, and killer stilettos, a sharp contrast to Annabel’s plump smiling aunts. After her thousand-year sleep Annabel is woken by an equally lively young girl (no princes in this story) and they dash off to explore the future. Told with élan, modishly mid-century – the poisoned needle is a record player stylus – the story is as magical as it’s ever been. ~ Andrea Reece

LoveReading4Kids

Sleeping Beauty A Mid-Century Fairy Tale Synopsis

Young Annabel lives in the 1950s and dreams of a future with jetpacks, flying cars and robots. However, little does she know that she is living under an evil spell that could mean she has no future at all...

When the curse is fulfilled on her 16th birthday and she falls asleep for 1000 years, her house is overgrown by a magnificent rose tree. A young explorer called Zoe discovers the story of Sleeping Beauty, but can she find Annabel in time to lift the curse and show her what the future actually looks like?

Other titles in the series:

Rapunzel

Little Red

Cinderella

Sleeping Beauty A Mid-Century Fairy Tale Press Reviews

“A visual treat” The Bookseller

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Atlas of Amazing Birds
The Atlas of Amazing Birds
Mr Gumpy's Rhino
The Friendly Pirates: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781843652915
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843652915
Publication date: 11th August 2016
Author: Lynn Roberts
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Lynn Roberts

Lynn Roberts has worked with children's literature for many years “ both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. Cinderella was her first picture book, and she says, 'When someone bought it for the first time, I had a smile to myself. But I didn't let on....' She has worked with her brother David on three previous fairytales including 'Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairytale' shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud award. She lives in Liverpool with her husband and son.  

More About Lynn Roberts

More Books By Lynn Roberts

Cover for Cinderella by Lynn Roberts
Cover for Rapunzel by Lynn Roberts
Cover for Little Red by Lynn Roberts
View All Books By Lynn Roberts

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×