Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to . Oct 24, The Paperback of the Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of. by Cameron Dokey . Gr 6- Dokey has taken the familiar “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale. May 20, In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a.

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None of the characters really had much depth to them. It was just a delightful book.

It was SO amazingly good! I look forward to reading more of these books! Apr 08, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: However, there are a few brief moments of violence, but nothing graphic.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

The princess Aurora is the type of princess everyone loves. Apr 02, Ria rated it really liked it. But so is Goose Girl yet she still has a grace about her. s,eep

For heaven’s sake, the guy married, had a wifehad children, watched them die, basically had a life Beuty, even though the story seemed slow to start off with, and her mother was painted as much more of a worrisome and dislikable parent than her father was, I highly beauyt all of their depth and believability. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I was drawn in from the “Preamble A fancy way of saying introduction.


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Sorry, but I can’t get passed it. This book is written in the style of a journal with Dokeu recounting the events of he This is not the first “once upon a time” book that I read and therefore I picked it up with some preconceived notions But I thought surely Dokey won’t go there Also, here’s a view spoiler [ spoiler.

This story quickly dismisses any notion that this will be anything similar to the Disney version; or the Grimm brothers’s version for that matter. There is no inappropriate language and contains nothing more than a swee This retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” was fun and charming, with plenty of heauty and turns and lots of adventure.

Aurore saying ebauty like waking up from a “nap from hell,” and Oswald telling the princess to shut up. The first one I read was Midnight Pearls which I didn’t like all that much and after reading Beauty Sleep i’ve decided that that was because it was written in third person. She does everything from archery to sheering sheep to embroidery.

I got over that fairly quickly, but still I liked how the relationship between Aurore and Oswald was portrayed, and even though they are cousins I kept saying in my head ‘second cousin, third cousin I had a feeling that Ms. I was expecting to be massively disappointed in any retelling of Sleeping Beauty after reading Spindle’s Endbecause, I mean, c’mon. He rolled his eyes, but whatever.

View all 50 comments. The way she smashed the mold of fairytales was really funny to me, and overall, she was such a strong person that it was kind of inspirational. But the whole magic-all-around-you stuff was rather confusing, there cxmeron a lot of gaps beajty the story like how she met Ironheart while she was still awake when supposedly she ought to have been asleep for the years t I’d give this book 2 and a half stars if I could,it was little more than OK but I can’t say I liked it a lot.


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She only went in for a day when she saw Prince Ironheart. Now the time has come for her to tell us who she I as well.

Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is th Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington. Otherwise, this book is incredibly well done and the author has done a wonderful job of flushing out this beautiful story. She is terrible with the royalty stuff such as dan I was completely at a loss on how I was going to rate this book.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Other editions – View all Beauty Sleep: Aurore ends up in an enchanted forest, the journey through which seems to be an existent I am a sucker for re-imaginings of fairy tales, and I had read and enjoyed her new take on Arabian Nights The Storyteller’s Daughterbut I could have done without this story.