Front Cover - Talia, The Sleeping Beauty

TALIA,

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

A European Fairytale

 

By Charles Perrault and Giambattista Basile

Translated by Charles Welsh and John Edward Taylor

Adapted by Rachel Louise Lawrence

 

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

 

In a new retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairytale, the author draws on the Perrault and Basile's versions to tell 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