Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer


Prince Handsome is under a curse and is in a deep sleep, and it is up to the clever Princess Anya to save him.


This book provides a straightforward narrative reversal of Sleeping Beauty. Prince Handsome is the prince cursed by male wizard, and it is a male friend of the prince who causes the curse to be enacted. A city grows up around the castle and all of its inhabitants who are in a deep slumber, and Princess Anya, drills under the city to reach the prince and wake him up. However, marriage upon the prince’s waking is also declined as Princess Anya declares she does not know him well enough.

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Woodward, Kay

Illustrator(s): de Ruiter, Jo

Publisher: Curious Fox

City: Oxford

Year: 2015

Pages: 22

ISBN: 9781782023128

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Positive role model, Princess/prince, Relationships, Rewriting

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