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Briar Rose

Briar Rose

A retelling of the German folktale Briar Rose, also known as Sleeping Beauty, set amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II.

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ISBN 9780765382948
Barcode 9780765382948
Published 28 February 2017 by St Martin's Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Yolen, Jane
From an idea by Windling, Terri
Series Fairy tales
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780765382948
ISBN-10 0765382946
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint Tor Books
Publication Date 28 February 2017
International Publication Date 19 April 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Yolen, Jane
From an idea by Windling, Terri
Series Fairy tales
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Historical Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 243g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, World War, 1939-1945, Fairy tales, Grandmothers, Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 646078

Description of this Book

Briar Rose is a historically sensitive retelling of Sleeping Beauty set amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II.Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma's astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope. Confronting the deeply tragic events of the Holocaust, Yolen employs lyrical prose and rich characterizations to communicate a tale of good and evil, light and darkness, hope and despair. Briar Rose is an American Library Association 100 Best Books for Teens selection, a School Library Journal Best Books for Young Adults selection, a New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age selection, and a YALSA Outstanding Fiction for the College Bound selection. The Washington Post called Briar Rose a terrifically moving story.

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Author's Bio

Jane Yolen is one of America's bestselling authors for young readers. She is the winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, the World Fantasy Award, and the Academy of Poets Prize. She has served on the board of Directors for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators since its inception, and is a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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