Fairy gifts bestowed at birth, a vicious prophecy, and a contest between science and magic are all key ingredients in this sweet retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale.
Mikaela Martin enchants with her performance of the often-honored Sophie Masson and her novel of the paths taken by Aurora, a blessed royal, and Clementine, a servant's daughter who heralds the dawn of a new, scientific age. Close as sisters for their first 16 years, there are secrets - particularly the legend of the "sleeping castle" of Joli-Bois - that divide them and cast a spell on listeners.
This is an enchanting retelling of the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.
Lady Aurora, daughter of the Count and Countess of Joli-Bois, and Clementine, the local woodcutter's child, have been firm friends for all of their sixteen years. Until, that is, the day they stumble upon a castle they never knew existed.
What is the secret behind the legend of the sleeping castle of Joli-Bois?
A century later, Lord Arthur, a young amateur scientist, is determined to find out. But he discovers that science is no match for a magic that has been lying untouched for over one hundred years....
©1999 Sophie Masson; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
"Watching a story unfold when you know the story but don't know how the storyteller is going to make it work this time is a particular delight" (Phillip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass)
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