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Highly recommended for High schoolers and mature middle schoolers.
In Briar Rose, Jane Yolen merges the tale of Sleeping Beauty with that of a Holocaust survivor, seamlessly blending the details and twining story and reality together.
I love fairy tales and I love Jane Yolen, so I can't think of a more fitting combination.
Wonderfully done fable/myth/survivor's story. Yolen is a national treasure of literature.Published 18 days ago by maureen
All right! Another Sleeping Beauty take . . . sort of. It wasn't a fairy tale; it was about a girl investigating her beloved grandmother's past. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Swank Ivy
Great read! I had read before and wanted to read again and keep in my limited library of books I like to read again.Published 1 month ago by Ciao Liz
This was one of my favorite books as a teen, as Jane Yolen was my favorite writer. I love this twist on Sleeping Beauty, how it's set it more modern times, and is set party during... Read morePublished 1 month ago by goreygirl
A bit of a fairy tale, but also a concentration camp story of the experiences of some escapees and survivors. Product was as described; great!Published 3 months ago by Aemyris
This is a copy/paste from my Goodreads review.
Because we have to wait so long for the payoff: the true story of Sleeping Beauty with lots of unnecessary explicit homosexual... Read more
It is both an interesting and educational book. I read it with my ten year old daughter and she was able to learn about ww2 and the importance of human kindnessPublished 6 months ago by Amber
I bought this book hoping to replace the hard copy I lent out and finally gave up on getting back. I should have read the description more carefully: this is just a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by arctic-wolfie
"Briar Rose" by Jane Yolen is a modern retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that has its roots in the dark secrets of the Holocaust. Read morePublished 9 months ago by RCM