Annotations for Curse of the Thirteenth Fey : The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty


Baker & Taylor
Accident-prone, thirteen-year-old Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a real blessing in this take-off on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.

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Baker & Taylor
Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a blessing.

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Baker & Taylor
In a reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty tale that recounts the "true" story of the fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty, Gorse, the 13th and youngest fairy in a land ruled by an evil king, risks her life to attend the blessing of the new princess only to encounter accident, mayhem and magic that combine to drive Gorse's story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby and the kingdom. By the award-winning author of Snow in Summer.

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Penguin Putnam
A reimagining of Sleeping Beauty from a master storyteller

Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king's land and made to do his bidding. Because of an oath made to the king's great-great-ever-so-many-times-great-grandfather, if they try to leave or disobey the royals, they will burst into a thousand stars.

When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left--a piece of the Thread of Life. But that is when accident, mayhem, and magic combine to drive Gorse's story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby, the kingdom, and all.

With her trademark depth, grace, and humor, Jane Yolen tells readers the "true" story of the fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty.


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