☀ Sleeping Beauty Author Mahlon F. Craft – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Sleeping Beauty Fairy Tale Fans Have Eagerly Awaited Craft S Next Magical Romance Since The Release Of Her Adaptation Of Cinderella Now, The Enchanting Story Of Sleeping Beauty Is Brought Luminously To Life By Craft S Lavish Baroque Style Paintings In This New Edition Full Color Illustrations.


10 thoughts on “Sleeping Beauty

  1. says:

    Having explored the world of Greek mythology in Cupid and Psyche , Pegasus , and King Midas and the Golden Touch , the marvelously talented Kinuko Craft has recently turned her attention to the world of classic European fairy tales, among them The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Cinderella In this most recent picture book, she offers a gorgeous version of the famous tale of Sleeping Beauty, with the text arranged by her husband, Mahlon F Craft.Although the tale of the sleeping beauty holds interest for me as a student of the folktale and its transmuted cousin, the fairy tale, I have never been able to truly take it to heart The idea of an enchanted sleep may have appealed to my childish imagination, but the complete passivity of the heroine always prevented me from truly empathizing with her Whatever one thinks of Cinderella s desire to attend the ball, the reader can at least sympathize with her mistreatment at the hands of her step family Beauty, of Beauty and the Beast fame, can be admired, both for the sense of honor that compels her to acknowledge that her father s bargain must be kept, and for the devotion that leads her to take her father s place at the Beast s palace Princess Aurora, on the other hand, is simply unlucky enough to be the target of a vengeful fairy s curse, and faces no personal and or moral challenges that might elicit a sense of fellow feeling from the reader.This is not to say that Sleeping Beauty holds no appea...


  2. says:

    What a beautifully illustrated book, absolutely stunning The retelling is simple and enchanting I love fairies tales and Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite.


  3. says:

    Simply beautiful The illustrations in this retelling are exquisite and almost like delicate portraits from a bygone era the illustration of the king carrying Aurora is very touching There are also gorgeous details both in wording and illustration the falcon, the dog, the rose oh, and the Prince s horse is beautiful K Y Craft made a very wise decision, I think, by matching such intricate illustrations with a fairly high level of vocabulary The tale will still register with younger readers, but be warned that there were a few times I found myself stumbling over the speech patterns or word choices however, if you know this going into the read, it shouldn t be an issue but will instead enhance the retelling Also, the attention to detail in this story really help to take the tale to a elevated level of read aloud I also was intrigued by K Y Craft s decision on how to represent the King Typical of this version of Sleeping Beauty, the evil fairy is not invited because she is believed either dead or under spell since she hasn t been seen for than fifty years However, it is quite apparent that this was simply the King s excuse for not inviting her, because he didn t want the expense of cre...


  4. says:

    Sleeping Beauty may not be one of my favourite fairy tales nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed this version and especially the absolutely beautiful illustrations Each illustration in this book is a painting The narration is excellent too It is faithful to Charles Perrault s Sleeping Beauty.


  5. says:

    Good book, but I didn t really like it as a child.


  6. says:

    Gorgeously illustrated As a fan of fairy tales, I found these illustrations to be some of the most beautiful I have seen They are rich in color and the details are exquisite Kinuko Craft also managed to include a German Shepherd in some of her artwork, which as a dog lover I found rather endearing.


  7. says:

    The illustrations were just gorgeous The story was very simple, which is fitting for a children s book The best thing about this book were the illustrations I could just stare at them for hours just to soak up all the details and colors.


  8. says:

    Fine version Lovely pictures.


  9. says:

    Beautifully illustrated.


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