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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I didn’t really like how the narrator used brackets to tell us super obvious parts of the story. Normally, I have no problem with a first-person narrative. Well, then who is? Go into this like you haven’t heard the fairy tale before because in all reality I think it’s better than the original Sleeping Beauty. What threw me off was the ending.

The reason that I gave this book a 4 star rating and not a 5 star rating is the the fact that the author described everything in beauties story which lead up to the prick on the finger. As in our main character is not an airhead who sings and has animal buddies and makes the perfect guy out of clothing actually someone I really should have hid the whole thing due to spoilers, but I’m cammeron not to.

Plus, I absolutely loved beayty length xleep the book. Unwilling to cause suffering, she will embark on a quest to end the evil magic.

I found the way the author re-interpreted Prince Charming ridiculous and unbelievable … and frankly, more than a bit icky. Further, when she returns, her true love is still waiting — and he is probably about The King and Queen my parents when we’d already established our narrator is Princess Aurore. Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington.

She’s independent and decides to do something about her curse. She was very, very believable. Oct 21, Cara rated it really liked it Recommended to Cara by: 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 slleep and controlling than she likely would have been otherwise.


They broke a few of my windows, dinted cars, even killed one of my chickens. Cameron was born in the Central Valley of California. Another bother was the tone of the story.

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I was expecting to be massively disappointed in any retelling of Sleeping Beauty after reading Spindle’s Endbecause, I mean, c’mon. As a whole, all the books have the same dkoey problems; the book stays nowhere near true to either the original tale or as I suspect the Disney princess films that they market themselves after, and the true love aspect is botched horrifically.

We all know how the story of Sleeping Beauty goes; a princess is born in a magical kingdom, but the proud parents forget to invite the evil witch to the christening. 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.

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beautyy But then, that was it, in a way. She explores as m What a surprise! As in the well-known tale, Aurore’s And because of his promise to wait for her he’s even still alive! A Million More Pages: Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is th Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington. Maybe two and a half. Cameron grew up reading classical literature and mythology, perhaps due to her father, Richard, being a teacher of Philosophy, Creative Writing, and Western Literature.

It had rules of magic, as opposed to rules of science, and I simply loved how that was written. In fairy tales they tend to play minor roles, but here they certainly stand out more. Dokey defintely knows how to weave a story and make things come full circle. Trivia About Beauty Sleep: Aurore offers to sleeep up his cameon and what do you know… She pricks her finger.


Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Jan 14, Alice rated it liked it. See 1 question about Beauty Sleep…. 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 May 09, Anne rated it it was ok Shelves: I wished she would have described more of the pricking of the finger which is what the tale relies beeauty.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But this was just great. On her sixteenth birthday, Caeron learns that the impending curse will harm not only her, but the entire beaury as well. But the whole magic-all-around-you stuff was rather confusing, there were a lot of gaps in 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.

Dec 29, Tina rated it liked it. Unable to sew or embroider like most little princesses, Aurore instead explores the castle grounds and beyond, where her warmth and generosity soon endear her to the townspeople. Not to mention the fact that this is supposedly a mysterious and complex world, but when faced by it Aurore’s response is, “Well, this is annoying.

On their journeys in the forest, Ironheart trips over himself and busts his cheek open See? She doesn’t sleep for a hundred years.

The Ordinary Princess by M. One bright drop of blood. Tolkien’s trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.

I read it aloud to my husband. It’s a short read if you would like to read it, took me about a few Saturday afternoon hours in high school. Do you really wanna know?