Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

by K. Y. Craft, Chronicle Books

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Overview

Sleeping Beauty's enchanted slumber has captivated readers' hearts for centuries. Now brought luminously to life by K. Y. Craft's lavish paintings, this new edition of a timeless favorite is sure to enchant readers both young and old. Fairy tale lovers have been eagerly awaiting Craft's next magical romance since the release of her Cinderella. With illustrations inspired by the magnificent style of Baroque painters, the sumptuous color and exquisite detail of this breathtaking interpretation make it a dream come true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587171208
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 252,116
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

About the Author

K.Y. Craft , winner of more than 100 graphic arts awards, has illustrated a number of books for children, including The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Cinderella . She lives in Norfolk, Connecticut.

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Sleeping Beauty 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I buy "children's books" for myself.  This is one of those times. The retelling of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, by Mahlon Craft is well done and faultless, but the real star of this book is the sumptuous artwork by K. Y. Craft.  K. Y. Craft creates the most amazingly beautiful artwork for the books that she illustrates.  Every book is like visiting a gallery or an art museum.  The artwork in Sleeping Beauty, as evidenced by the cover, is no exception.  So while I will read this story to my young son, and will show him the pictures, this gorgeous book is going in MY bookcase.
Treeseed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am sure it will come as no surprise that K.Y. Craft has created another breath-takingly beautiful picture book. This retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora or Brair Rose by Mahlon F. Craft, the artist's husband, is romantic and magical, with courtly language and all the drama one expects from this marvelous old tale. It is a delightful read. The illustrations truly make the book the treasure that it is and include lovely illuminated text as well as full page and double page spreads throughout. Craft's characteristic eye for detail is everywhere evident as is her flair for decorative flora and fauna, costumes, jewelry and interiors. The angry 13th fairy, snubbed without an invitation to the princess's christening who curses the child is painted with a grand touch of maleficence while the 12th fairy whose magical gift saves the baby's life is uncanny and sparkly with a golden power that eminates from the illustrations. The landscapes have a marvelous Renaissance feel and are brooding and deep and magically enhance the story with a certain wildness. A beautiful Alsatian dog with a fairy collar of light around his neck is a secret guardian in several pictures and I suspect this dog may be a very familair friend to the author and illustrator.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful rendition of the traditional story of "Sleeping Beauty." The illustrations are beautiful and very artistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bad story!!!!!!!!
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