Sleeping Beauty by Cynthia Rylant, Erin McGuire

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Many see Time as a friend and many see Time as a foe.
But for a sleeping beauty, Time was a promise.

Born into royalty and surrounded by fairy godmothers, a sweet princess seems destined for a blissful life. But when a bitter fairy casts a curse, it will take true friends and true love to save her. The story of Sleeping Beauty has been told time and time again, but never has it been touched by the kind of magic found in this book. Newbery Medal-winner Cynthia Rylant's unforgettable retelling of the beloved fairytale is a lyrical read-aloud, and paired with Erin McGuire's vibrant illustrations, this is the perfect book for sharing with loved ones.


Cynthia Rylant has written more than one hundred children's books, from board books and picturebooks to chapter books and novels. Rylant won the Newbery Medal for her novel Missing May, and a Newbery Honor for A Fine White Dust. She's also the author of two Caldecott Honor books and more than twenty Henry and Mudge chapter books. In 2006, she became the first recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas. She has illustrated her own picturebooks as well, including Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven. Visit Cynthia online at


Erin McGuire works primarily as an illustrator of picture books and middle-grade novels, including Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu and the Nancy Drew Diaries series, and her work has also been featured in a number of publications. When not drawing, she enjoys reading, cooking, and camping. Erin lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her online at


0.6" H x 8.6" L x 10.6" W 

40 pages