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Briar Rose - Jane Yolen
Briar Rose
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4.00 10
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312851354 (0312851359)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: The Fairy Tale Series
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Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
4.0 Briar Rose
The original fairy tales were darker and scarier than the tidied-up modern versions. Sure, some present-day ones still retain a shock factor, but they are so watered-down and are nothing like the original accounts, which, for the most part, do not end in "happily ever after."This is the a contempora...
November News 2014
November News 2014 rated it
5.0 Briar Rose
I am not surprised that there may be a movie in the "works" for this book. I have met the author on several occasions and have found her a most delightful person. I've been reading and re-reading her stories for my own pleasure and to my children for years.This is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty wove...
Jessie Reads Everything
Jessie Reads Everything rated it
4.5 Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
This book is a reread for me and I'd still rate it 4.5 stars. I really really like this book! It's the first book that has ever made me cry. I enjoyed how the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty was used in the telling of the story. It's a very haunting and dark story that I did not expect when I first pi...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Briar Rose
I remember feeling rather stunned when I first read this book. It's a re-imagining of the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty--the German version collected by the Brothers Grimm is known as "Briar Rose." I do love literate adaptations of these sorts of stories which, as the introduction to the book notes,...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Briar Rose
This is the story of a grandmother who told a story of Briar Rose. A princess who is revived by a kiss from a prince. Her past is mysterious and when she dies her youngest grandaughter goes to find out more about her. Intercut with the story, Becca, the grandaughter, hunts up the past, finding th...
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