Even in 2013 one can get a small treasure for one cent, the cost of this kindle book on amazon. This is the classical text written by Charles Perrault, but translated, of course, and with beautiful illustrations. Some of the details in this original version are different than what we thought we knew. The prince does not kiss the sleeping princess, and she is wearing one-hundred year old cloths, the kind of clothes the prince’s grandmother used to wear.
The story begins when a king and queen surprisingly have a daughter and invite all the fairies of the kingdom to come celebrate at her Christening. (As is usual in fairy tales their number is seven.) Unfortunately they thought an old fairy was dead and did not invite her, but she arrived anyway. All the fairies gave the princess blessings at her Christening, except for the old fairy who cursed her. Fortunately one of the good fairies, although unable to cancel the curse, modified it.
As fun as fairy tales are, one can find them everywhere; and though different retellings by authors new and old can be interesting, in a book like this it's the illustrations that count the most to me. The presentation is so pleasant on the eye, and the care with which Walter Crane's original illustrations are represented is a model that other ebook publishers should follow.
Wonderfull for future generations to preserve and share these classics thru modern technology. Done well. Highly recommend.
Beautifully illustrated.Love it!
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