Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” by Cameron Dokey (Oct 24 ) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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 . 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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There is no inappropriate language and contains nothing more than a swee This retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” was fun and charming, with plenty of twists and turns and lots of adventure. Apr 30, Rosalba rated it it was ok Shelves: Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Other than that a really good retelling in this times beauties own words of how she remembered her childhood. Dokey tried to confuse the reader in the last chapters all what happened in the forest from meeting the prince so no-one will uncover the very obvious facts who is the prince’s grandfather for example.

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 Learn more about Amazon Prime. Lists with This Book. She learns to start a fire, shear a goat and countless other things that seem “unprincess like”. Aurore knew that her only chance was to run away to La Foret, the forbidden forest and hopefully take the magic with her.

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Her parents were determined to protect her and so limited her activities to those that did not involve any sharp, pointed objects. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy beautg terms of use.


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Royal cousins even siblings used beuty marry all the time. But, really, considering what exactly her mother wanted before Aurore was born and how it was rewarded, and by who the curse was laid, you can hardly blame her for being more strict and controlling than she likely would have been otherwise. Ny from these sellers. Yeah, she appears a grand total of one time to curse Aurore and then she disappears too. But she hated her cousin, Oswald, nicknamed Charming, because he wasn’t, even more.

But so is Goose Girl yet she still has a grace about her. For those of you who didn’t read it, I’m going to take the moment to say that this is really a great series and you should totally check it out. I get that she is a princess of the common people, less interested in princess-like things. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Dec 28, Marianne Boricuan Bookworms rated it it was ok. Feb 19, Felicia Edens rated it it was ok Shelves: This was an absolutely charming retelling of Sleeping Beauty that should delight young adult readers and adults everywhere. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Sep 16, Nights rated it it was ok.

Recommended for ages 12 to adult Happily ever after, right? As in most Dokey books that I’ve read the real adventure doesn’t happen until about half way. But this was just great. I had a feeling that Ms.


When I finished reading I just felt unnerved and bothered. This is a short, lighthearted read. The first person narration by Princess Aurore is so bland, I quickly lost all interest in her. Aurore is of course the girl with that golden hair and startling eyes, but she is different apart from that.

I would have at least liked the author to have had researched, or at least use common sense. Until Oswald persuaded her parents to let her roam outside, then she loved him. Camerob What bothered me most was this one scene where the main character is caught in a hailstorm, where the hail stones are as big as fists.


View Cart Proceed to checkout. Instead of them, we get cousin Oswald, aka Prince Charming meant as a dig because of his less than charming neauty. Towards the end, my hands were shaking because I was so afraid, I had gotten very into the story, and I was gasping, and my eyes were wide, a This has become my favorite book.

Now the time has come for her to tell us who she I as well. Please try again later. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle.

Something about Aurore kissing an old Oswald after years to make him young again just felt strange.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty by Cameron Dokey

A totally refreshing change. Cameron grew up reading classical literature and mythology, perhaps due to her father, Richard, being a teacher of Philosophy, Creative Xameron, and Western Literature. I can’t believe there are such high ratings, when upon finishing the story I didn’t know what had occured. So off to dreamland she goes. And did she have to kiss him while he was still old?

The princess Aurora is the type of princess everyone loves. I swear, there are so many plot holes this book would sink a ship.

Spoiler — they are too closely related for my comfort … um, eeewwwww.