Briar and Rose and Jack

By COVILLE, Katherine

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9781328950055
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2019  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–6—The well-known tales of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" blend together in this ambitious retelling of a kingdom plagued by secrets and curses. In the kingdom of Wildwick, the queen gives birth to twin girls: Briar, born with a heavy brow, a drooping eyelid, and a crooked countenance, and Rose, fair-haired, blue-eyed, and graced with perfect "princess" looks. Ashamed of Briar's appearance, the king and queen agree to keep her birth a secret and declare Rose the heir to the throne. At the celebration of her birth, the familiar story of the fairies' blessings and the evil fairy's spindle curse plays out with one difference: Hilde, a midwife/nursemaid, practices her min...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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