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The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book

Walter Crane

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

PICTURE BOOK CONTAINING THE SLEEPING BEAUTY; BLUEBEARD;
THE BABY'S OWN ALAPHABET: WITH THE ORIGINAL
COLOURED DESIGNS BY
WALTER CRANE

DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY
NEW YORK

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.

Long, long ago, in ancient times, there lived a King and Queen,
And for the blessing of a child their longing sore had been:
At last, a little daughter fair, to their great joy, was given,
And to the christening feast they made, they bade the Fairies seven—

The Fairies seven, who loved the land—that they the child might bless,
Yet one old Fairy they left out, in pure forgetfulness.
And at the feast, the dishes fair were of the reddest gold;
But when the Fairy came, not one for her, so bad and old,
Angry was she, because her place and dish had been forgot,
And angry things she muttered long, and kept her a. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Loved the beautiful illustrations that went along with the fairytales and alphabet.

Charming renditions of the two popular fairy tales, with some of the most beautiful illustrations I've seen in a children's book.

This version of the Sleeping Beauty tale has illustrations of classical Greece and Rome -- an interesting change from the medieval versions.

This is both lovely and creepy at turns.