Curse of the Thirteenth Fey

The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty

By Yolen, Jane

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ISBN
978-0-39925-664-6
Publisher
Philomel


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 7-10–In this imaginative retelling, the jealous, overlooked fairy who curses Sleeping Beauty is recast as a sickly, bookish teenager. Thirteen-year-old Gorse belongs to the Shouting Fey, a clan of mischievous fairies with powerful voices. In a subversive departure from the original tale in which benevolent fairies bestow gifts at the infant’s christening, Yolen portrays the relationship between the royal family and the Shouting Fey as downright feudal. Tied to their land by an ancient oath, the Fey a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2012

When Gorse’s faerie family, the Shouting Fey, were exiled from Under the Hill, the human king promised them protection in exchange for doing his Royal Bidding, “which we will consider as binding as an Oath.” For generations the Family has been unable to refuse any Bidding, no matter how ill-advised, because a faerie who breaks an Oath dies by bursting into a thousand stars. Now the feckless royals have demanded christening gifts for their long-awaited newborn daughter, but on the way t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

For generations Gorse's faerie family has been unable to refuse any of the king's Bidding. Now the royals have demanded christening...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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