A European Fairytale


By Charles Perrault Giambattista Basile

Translated by Charles Welsh, Richard Francis Burton & 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 awoken by the son of a King, who will have to deal with an enchanted wood and an ogre before he can live in peace with Talia, and their two children, Sun and Moon...


In addition, this book contains English translations of the original tales by Perrault and Basile, ‘The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood’ and ‘Sun, Moon and Talia.’


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

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Paperback: 50 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 21 October 2019

ISBN-13: 978-1701460898

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Kindle: 52 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 23 September 2014


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eBook: 45 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 13 June 2017