Cover of Sleeping Beauty by Jane Yolen

Sleeping Beauty

I wrote this book as a favor to Ruth Sanderson, the artist, because the packager, Ariel, was having trouble writing the book in-house. Ruth had almost completed the paintings when it became clear that someone would have to retell the story who could write around the art work. My husband posed for the king, my daughter for the orange fairy, and if you look closely enough, you can see that I posed for the cook who is seen in two of the glorious illustrations.

I also did Where Have the Unicorns Gone? with Ruth.

Out of print.

  • A Book of the Month Club Selection

What reviewers have said:

  • “Yolen’s graceful retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story suits the painterly yet lifelike feel of the illustrations…The book has an ornate, elegant appearance. . .ambitious, meticulous presentation invites closer inspection.”—Booklist