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Sleeping Ugly

Written by Jane Yolen & illustrated by Diane Stanley
Published by Puffin Books
Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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A clever twist on Sleeping Beauty for emergent readers. Princess Miserella is very beautiful outside, but inside she’s the meanest, wickedest princess around. Plain Jane, on the other hand, has a face to match her name but a sweet and loving nature that earns her three wishes from a fairy. Miserella’s horrible manners make the fairy so angry that her magic throws them all into a deep sleep. Will the handsome prince kiss the right girl?

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Who Wrote Sleeping Ugly

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen (hailed as the “Aesop of the twentieth century”) has written more than 350 books, won numerous awards, and received six honorary doctorates in literature. She lives outside Springfield, Massachusetts, where a bear really did visit her porch.

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Who Illustrated Sleeping Ugly

Diane Stanley

Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children, noted especially for her series of picture book biographies, including <i>Shaka, King of the Zulus </i>and <i>Leonardo da Vinci</i>. She has twice received both the Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Golden Kite Award. She was also the recipient of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for the body of her work. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Learn more at

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