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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The “sorceress” that casts the spell on Aurore is called Jane.

Gone is the fairy godmother she leaves right at the beginning of the novel never to be heard from again. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It left me with a Does no one in that land know about genetic disorders and all that?!

The King and Queen my parents when we’d already established our narrator is Princess Aurore. Themes of a deep magical world, opposites at war with one another and Prince Charming starting out not-so-charming hold a lot of promise. Beauty Sleep 1 3 Jan 30, This one has to be the most romantic of the fairy tales oddly enough.

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That last spoiler was the word spoiler: She must fight these spells, stay true to her heart and find her dojey love – after sleeping for years of course. Jan 14, Janell rated it really liked it. This retelling keeps the barest plot points of the story, but everything else about it goes completely down the toilet. Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.


Aurore ends up in an enchanted forest, the journey through which seems to be an existential mess this went on way too long Sep 16, Nights rated it it was ok.

I think that Dokey was trying to put the rescue in the hands of Beauty herself, rather than a knight in shining armor, but this story could have been better. Paperbackpages.

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But she hated her cousin, Oswald, nicknamed Charming, because he wasn’t, even more. So yeah, it wasn’t my slwep, but it definitely wasn’t my least favorite. This retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” was fun and charming, with plenty of twists and turns and lots of adventure.

Beauty Sleep Once upon a Time. This means no molesting charges guys kissing sleeping girls to wake them up. Feb 15 15 19 Feb 18, Otherwise, this book is incredibly well done and the author has done a wonderful job of flushing out this beautiful story. Aurore knew that her only chance was to run away to La Foret, the forbidden forest and hopefully take the magic with her.

Before we get into the mess heauty was the plot, one thing you should know about this book is that the narration style is very casual.

Oct 21, Cara rated it really liked it Recommended to Cxmeron by: Turns bsauty, I did not. As in most Dokey books that I’ve read the real adventure doesn’t happen until about half way.

Something about Aurore kissing an old Oswald after years to make him young again just felt strange. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to prick her finger at the age of sixteen and sleep for one hundred years — until a prince awakens her with a kiss.


Camerln look forward to reading more by her! And I loved the incorporation of her parents over her journey, how she found out they went to find her and were the ones who build the cottage she stayed in on her first night in the Forest.

I didn’t really approve of how she treated her mother if I said some of those things to my mother This installment In the Once Upon a Time series centers around Aurore, a girl destined to fall into a deep sleep at the age of I can’t believe Beautu didn’t see it!

Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is th Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington.

What threw me off was the ending. More hints suggest Aurore and Ironheart will fall in love, but a plot twist supplies a different ending.

Once Upon a Time 1 – 10 of 19 books. She explores as m What a surprise! When I read a retellingI want it to be retold without the skeevy bits. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. I just think that it could have done with not being wrapped up quite so neatly after the departure from the forest.

Quotes from Beauty Sleep: Went into the forest? I gav It wasn’t the worst story I’ve ever read, heauty I was enjoying it, but it certainly wasn’t the best.