Did you know that Sleeping Beauty had a younger sister? Well, Wide-awake Princess by E.D. Baker is her story. Instead of falling asleep like everyone else in the castle when Princess Gwendolyn, otherwise known as Sleeping Beauty, pricks her finger, Annie stayed awake. It’s up to her to break the spell and save the day. Only true-love’s kiss will wake Princess Gwendolyn. So, Annie sets of to find all the princes she can and bring them back to the castle in hopes that one of the kisses will lift the curse. Along the way she’ll meet familiar characters from other fairy tales and maybe even find her own happily ever after.
Book reviewed by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist