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In this new stand-alone fairy tale, Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty. When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie-blessed (or cursed?) with being impervious to magic-can venture out beyond the rose-covered hedge for help. She must find Gwen's true love to kiss her awake.

But who is her true love? The irritating Digby? The happy-go-lucky Prince Andreas, who is holding a contest to find his bride? The conniving Clarence, whose sinister motives couldn't possibly spell true love? Joined by one of her father's guards, Liam, who happened to be out of the castle when the sleeping spell struck, Annie travels through a fairy tale land populated with characters both familiar and new as she tries to fix her sister and her family . . . and perhaps even find a true love of her own.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on May 1, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN-10: 159990487X
ISBN-13: 9781599904870
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  • swirlycool
    swirlycoolSaturday, September 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm55 stars
    • swirlycool
      swirlycoolSaturday, September 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm55 stars
      this is a good book Annie is trying to rescue her sister and at the end they finally find her true love a bear ah course! dont forgot the witch! and when annie touches the bear half he turns back to umion but, if annie doesn't touches him he is still a bear
      • cerulian
        cerulianSaturday, September 12, 2015 at 4:00 am
        I grrew up with my mom reading me fairy tales like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. This book from the looks of it is going to take the reader to a whole new perspective. I'm guessing that that the girl on the front is awake while everyone is asleep....and that's not the story I remember.
        • peppershaker
          peppershakerTuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:50 am55 stars
          This was a very exciting twist on the classic sleeping beauty. This was also the first book I read by E.D. Baker, with many MANY following
          • peppershaker
            peppershakerTuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:37 am55 stars
            A exciting twist on the classic sleeping beauty. This was the first book I read by E.D. Baker, and many MANY more followed.
            • bunnyzhang
              bunnyzhangMonday, September 7, 2015 at 10:20 am44 stars
              This book is a great book. Princess Annie the main characters sister Princess Gwendolyn was cursed and had to fall in a deep sleep for a hundred years. Only a true loves kiss from a prince could wake her up. When that day came, Gwendolyn made her and the whole kingdom fall asleep. Annie was the only one that was awake. Annie was blessed and cursed that magic cannot touch her. Annie and one of her father’s guard Liam, had to find princes to go to their kingdom Treecrest. While then they go on a lot of adventures together.
              • inventor60
                inventor60Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm44 stars
                When Annie was christened her first gift had prevented her from earning any more magical gifts, which was why she was the only one awake in the castle when her Gwennie, Princess Gwendolyn pricked her finger. That is when Princess Annie decides that she is the one destined to say the kingdom ones and for all.... but would it be that easy to find Gwen's true love??
                • ellar
                  ellarFriday, August 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm44 stars
                  I liked it because it was really princessy. And because it was really fun to hear my mom read. Princess Annie saves her sister and family by finding her sister a prince to kiss.
                  • sadier
                    sadierFriday, August 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm33 stars
                    good book but more for little kids but it is a great book for when you need something to do and your all out or options over all i liked it.
                    • noahr
                      noahrFriday, August 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm22 stars
                      I read this book with my sister. It was interesting, but girly. She finds Rapunzel and other fairy tales in a twisted way. It was good.