Front Cover - Talia, The Sleeping Beauty



A European Fairytale


By Charles Perrault

& Giambattista Basile

Translated by Charles Welsh

& John Edward Taylor

Adapted by Rachel Louise Lawrence


"The Princess Talia shall pierce her hand with a spindle and die of the wound."


Drawing on the versions by Perrault and Basile, this new retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairytale tells the story of Talia, a Princess, who is cursed by a slighted Fairy to die of a wound from a spindle. However, her destiny is re-imagined by another Fairy to sleep until woken by the son of a King, a Prince who will have to deal with an enchanted wood and an ogre before he can live in peace with Talia, and their two children, Moon and Sun...


[Folklore Type: ATU-410 (The Sleeping Beauty)]


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Print Length: 22 pages
Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 23 September 2014