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The girl's been asleep for a hundred years. The boy's got issues of his own. There are two sides to every story.... It's not easy being Princess Rose. Especially when a fairy curses you and you find yourself avoiding all sharp objects . . . and then end up pricking your finger anyway, causing you to slumber for a hundred years or so. And it's not easy being The Prince. Espec The girl's been asleep for a hundred years. The boy's got issues of his own. There are two sides to every story.... It's not easy being Princess Rose. Especially when a fairy curses you and you find yourself avoiding all sharp objects . . . and then end up pricking your finger anyway, causing you to slumber for a hundred years or so. And it's not easy being The Prince. Especially when your mother has some ogre blood and tends to chow down at the most unfortunate moments. A walk in the woods would help, you think. Until you find a certain hidden castle . . . and a certain sleeping princess. Happily ever after? Not until the prince helps the princess awaken . . . and brings her home to Mother. Journey back to the days when fairy tales were true with this fun and fresh spin on a timeless tale!


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The girl's been asleep for a hundred years. The boy's got issues of his own. There are two sides to every story.... It's not easy being Princess Rose. Especially when a fairy curses you and you find yourself avoiding all sharp objects . . . and then end up pricking your finger anyway, causing you to slumber for a hundred years or so. And it's not easy being The Prince. Espec The girl's been asleep for a hundred years. The boy's got issues of his own. There are two sides to every story.... It's not easy being Princess Rose. Especially when a fairy curses you and you find yourself avoiding all sharp objects . . . and then end up pricking your finger anyway, causing you to slumber for a hundred years or so. And it's not easy being The Prince. Especially when your mother has some ogre blood and tends to chow down at the most unfortunate moments. A walk in the woods would help, you think. Until you find a certain hidden castle . . . and a certain sleeping princess. Happily ever after? Not until the prince helps the princess awaken . . . and brings her home to Mother. Journey back to the days when fairy tales were true with this fun and fresh spin on a timeless tale!

30 review for Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap

  1. 4 out of 5

    April Thompson

    Fun twist on a classic princess story!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Lil' Chip

    I read this to my sister. The beginning was kinda slow, but once it got going It was awesome!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bella Puentes

    ~Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap is the second book in the Twice Upon A Time Series. Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap is probably my favorite one of the Twice Upon A Time series because I like how she did Sleeping Beauty one chapter than the Prince one chapter, because you know each side of the story and what they thought.This book is filled with mysteries and humorous conversation. While reading this book I was on the edge of my seat. Wendy Mass is the ~Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap is the second book in the Twice Upon A Time Series. Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap is probably my favorite one of the Twice Upon A Time series because I like how she did Sleeping Beauty one chapter than the Prince one chapter, because you know each side of the story and what they thought.This book is filled with mysteries and humorous conversation. While reading this book I was on the edge of my seat. Wendy Mass is the reason keeping me reading over 30 minutes. She uses a lot of detail with her stories and also have some thinking involved. My favorite part is that she uses twist in her stories.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Meira (readingbooksinisrael)

    How did this manage to be a light-hearted book and have so many hard-hitting topics at the same time? Wendy Mass is an amazing writer. Probably a new favorite of mine.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Milana Waller

    I don't know why but I just loved his book! It's cute and happy and I just love it!💘😀💛 I don't know why but I just loved his book! It's cute and happy and I just love it!💘😀💛

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gracie Dix

    Do you love re-imagine fairy tales, like me? If so, the Twice Upon A Time series by Wendy Mass is for you! This younger middle grade series is full of fun twists and adventures!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kaiti Holman

    The fairy tale sleeping beauty is the second book in the twice upon a time series and was written by Wendy Mass. The author Wendy Mass is a very detailed writer who can make you feel inside the book. Sleeping beauty, as you all should know, is a common children book or movie. But this version of sleeping beauty is different from all the others. by different I mean, has a little twist. Both main characters have a hard life. Its not easy for sleeping beauty to avoid all sharp objects in her life, The fairy tale sleeping beauty is the second book in the twice upon a time series and was written by Wendy Mass. The author Wendy Mass is a very detailed writer who can make you feel inside the book. Sleeping beauty, as you all should know, is a common children book or movie. But this version of sleeping beauty is different from all the others. by different I mean, has a little twist. Both main characters have a hard life. Its not easy for sleeping beauty to avoid all sharp objects in her life, or be cursed upon, but it happens anyway. But just like any other fairy tale a charming prince saves the day and they both live happily ever after!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Regan

    I LOVE the twice upon a time books!!!! Its like funny versions to princess fairytales. It was interesting and grasped my attention with the whole journal aspect of it, and it was also cool how Wendy Mass made each character have their own perspective of the situation. If you are looking for a really good book to read I wouldn't recommend this one but if you're looking for a quick read, go out and buy this one. I LOVE the twice upon a time books!!!! Its like funny versions to princess fairytales. It was interesting and grasped my attention with the whole journal aspect of it, and it was also cool how Wendy Mass made each character have their own perspective of the situation. If you are looking for a really good book to read I wouldn't recommend this one but if you're looking for a quick read, go out and buy this one.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Watford

    This book was flat out amazing. Wendy Mass does a great job of transforming the original Sleeping Beauty tale into her own remix version. This book not only is told from the princess's point of view it is also told from the prince's. My sister is currently reading this book and she also loves it. This book targets a wide audience and has some low comedy humor. If you are looking for an amazing, unique fairy tale this is the book for you. This book was flat out amazing. Wendy Mass does a great job of transforming the original Sleeping Beauty tale into her own remix version. This book not only is told from the princess's point of view it is also told from the prince's. My sister is currently reading this book and she also loves it. This book targets a wide audience and has some low comedy humor. If you are looking for an amazing, unique fairy tale this is the book for you.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Emy Majors

    I thought that this book was amazing, I really loved how Wendy picked to do the princes part of view from his time and how the princesses point of view was during her time up to the day of when the prince gets into the castle.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nerida

    This book is really good everyone who is a girl should read it in my opinion.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Deedeebear3

    I love this book soooo much! I love all the twists they added to the story. So READ THIS BOOK! please.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kiana

    I have always loved the Sleeping Beauty story, and Wendy Mass’s retelling (which I didn’t know existed until a couple of months ago) is an enjoyable, quick take on it. It’s a pretty straightforward imagining of the original material, with some added elements and expansion on the characters; if you’re looking for a retelling that really twists the Sleeping Beauty story on its head, this is not it, but if you just want to experience this fairytale again through slightly different eyes, this is a w I have always loved the Sleeping Beauty story, and Wendy Mass’s retelling (which I didn’t know existed until a couple of months ago) is an enjoyable, quick take on it. It’s a pretty straightforward imagining of the original material, with some added elements and expansion on the characters; if you’re looking for a retelling that really twists the Sleeping Beauty story on its head, this is not it, but if you just want to experience this fairytale again through slightly different eyes, this is a wonderfully breezy way to do so. It’s even smart enough to engage with some of the more thought-provoking elements of the story—like, Who is Rose if so many of her traits were assigned to her at birth by fairies? or, How distraught would she be at losing her whole family?—rather than completely glossing over them. The only problem with this book, really, is that its decision to acknowledge the dark, sad undercurrents of the fairytale doesn’t really gel with the overall fluffy and lighthearted tone. It would have been easy to just have the entire kingdom sleep with Rose for a hundred years (as they do in most versions) and alleviate this tragic element, but Mass only has Rose sleep and, as a result, she wakes up to a lot of loss and, while the horror of this is touched upon, it is largely skimmed over—which is hard to buy since anyone in that situation would clearly be having a full-on meltdown or, at the very least, not smiling at the prince and discussing marriage. Mass’s book is pleasant, and there is nothing within it that I would dispose of, but its shortness and fun approach leave the story with a noticeable hole. I would have loved a longer version of this book where everything that Mass wrote still happens, but there would be an additional amount of time really detailing Rose’s grief—which is not the sort of thing that you snap out of in a couple of hours—as well as her recovery. I understand that that might be a bit much for middle grade readers (which this book is clearly aimed towards), and it’s highly possible that most people won’t feel this gap in the way that I do—I guess after being spoiled by Anna Sheehan’s incredible A Long, Long Sleep, I can’t read a Sleeping Beauty story without wanting to explore the story’s psychological ramifications. Still, some touches are better than none at all, and the book’s certainly short and sweet enough to please fairytale-lovers, especially those on the younger side. 3.25 stars.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ashlyn Kastelic

    The book Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Nap by Wendy Mass was a great exciting bookmark that was one of my favorites. In the first half of the book it was talking about what happened before Princess Rose fell into a deep sleep. Her mother was always watching over her and keeping her away from everything sharp. She ever banashed everything sharp form the whole town. On the other hand the Prince was trying to stay alive from his mother who has ogre blood in her. When The Prince finds The book Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Nap by Wendy Mass was a great exciting bookmark that was one of my favorites. In the first half of the book it was talking about what happened before Princess Rose fell into a deep sleep. Her mother was always watching over her and keeping her away from everything sharp. She ever banashed everything sharp form the whole town. On the other hand the Prince was trying to stay alive from his mother who has ogre blood in her. When The Prince finds Princess Rose in the tower they have to faces The Princes parents to accept Princess Rose and they live happily. My personal opinion about this book is that I loved it! It was a lovely, exciting twist on the usual fairytale. I loved that it had before Princess Rose fell asleep, and before The Prince found her sleeping. The book put a fun, unusual twist to this old fairytale the everyone knows. One thing I did not enjoy as much was that it talked about Princess Rose 100 years before she fell into a deep sleep while it was talking about The Prince 100 years in the future. Other than that I loved this book. I am definitely going to read the other books in this series. I loved this book! I would recommend this book to anyone who like the original fairytale turned into a new fresh book. If you are like me you like fairytales a more modern twist on them, then you should look into this one. Anyone can read it and enjoy it as much as I did even boys who don't like fairytales can like it just a little more than they think. I loved this book and I think anyone can too.

  15. 4 out of 5

    zapkode

    {My thoughts} – Prince and Princess Rose have two different stories. They both are written in the past leading up to when their lives merge together. They begin as their own separate stories and then they become one. There are always two sides to every story and this series allows you to see both sides. Prince has been obsessed with a certain place in the woods by his castle. He couldn’t explain why or what the deal was just that he had an overwhelming desire to be there in that place and was won {My thoughts} – Prince and Princess Rose have two different stories. They both are written in the past leading up to when their lives merge together. They begin as their own separate stories and then they become one. There are always two sides to every story and this series allows you to see both sides. Prince has been obsessed with a certain place in the woods by his castle. He couldn’t explain why or what the deal was just that he had an overwhelming desire to be there in that place and was wondering why. One day he got a glimpse of what was hidden there and he became more obsessed. Especially after he’d discovered that it appeared to be an exact replica of the castle he and his family lived it, however, it was hidden under impenetrable vines. When his father and mother went on a business trip Prince had a gathering with all the elders in their village. He asked them questions and he learned of Princess Rose and her families history. He then searched the library and other places to try and find more information. In the end he’d concluded that Princess Rose was hidden away in that hidden Castle. If you’d like to know what happens you’ll need to read the book. Does he get to her? Do they have a happy ever after? All of those can be learned by reading the book. I recommend this book for any child that enjoys fairytales. I strongly believe that they will enjoy reading about Rapunzel and the Prince. It’s a well written retelling that doesn’t take much time at all to read through. I look forward to reading the rest of the series in the future.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    SLEEPING BEAUTY: THE ONE WHO TOOK THE REALLY LONG NAP is the second book in Wendy's Twice Upon A Time Series. The story alternates POVs between Princess Rose and The Prince. It also flashes between her time and his. The Prince hasn't lived a princely life full of grace and beauty. Instead, anything nice looking has been removed from the castle because his mom (the queen) is part-ogre and cannot tolerate it. To escape the dull and lonely palace life, the Prince has taken on a quest to find the mis SLEEPING BEAUTY: THE ONE WHO TOOK THE REALLY LONG NAP is the second book in Wendy's Twice Upon A Time Series. The story alternates POVs between Princess Rose and The Prince. It also flashes between her time and his. The Prince hasn't lived a princely life full of grace and beauty. Instead, anything nice looking has been removed from the castle because his mom (the queen) is part-ogre and cannot tolerate it. To escape the dull and lonely palace life, the Prince has taken on a quest to find the missing castle in the woods. It eventually leads him to Princess Rose. In the flashes to Rose's time, we learn that she has been put under a curse by an evil fairy. Instead of killing her, it was altered and Princess Rose would sleep for one hundred years. I really liked how this story strays from the traditional one. The prince isn't the most handsome and graceful in all the land and the princess wants faults in herself instead of perfection. The princess also feels as if she's taking a nap rather then simply unconscious. Final Verdict: Fans of fairytale retellings will enjoy this one, especially those who prefer middle grade fiction.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sydney

    I read Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap by Wendy Mass. It's a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. But this story is told from both the Prince and Princess Rose's sides. And unlike the classic, these royals have problems. The Prince's mother is part ogre and literally cannot stand beauty of any kind. Also, on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, she has to feed- sometimes, on humans. So the Prince comes with baggage. And Princess Rose, with all her I read Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap by Wendy Mass. It's a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. But this story is told from both the Prince and Princess Rose's sides. And unlike the classic, these royals have problems. The Prince's mother is part ogre and literally cannot stand beauty of any kind. Also, on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, she has to feed- sometimes, on humans. So the Prince comes with baggage. And Princess Rose, with all her talents, doesn't actually know who she is, what she likes. Plus, when she wakes up, she doesn't realize what happened! The theme of the story is that love isn't perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to fall in love. When the Prince and Princess Rose meet, both have problems. Together, though, everything will be easier. I thought this book would be better for younger readers, especially girls. It's a simple, classic love story that is written for little kids. Personally, I thought it was slow and predictable. But that's the beauty of it, I guess.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Favour Egbune

    The first half kind of dragged, but really picked up once we got to Rose's experience in slumber and forward on. Reading this book gave me the vibe that I'd already read it, but I know this was one I always had a hard time getting my hands on. Would recommend to the age group on the back: 3-5th graders. The first half kind of dragged, but really picked up once we got to Rose's experience in slumber and forward on. Reading this book gave me the vibe that I'd already read it, but I know this was one I always had a hard time getting my hands on. Would recommend to the age group on the back: 3-5th graders.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chloe Kennedy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book is mostly about princess, and i don't really like that. but for the most part of the book it was good. i mean if you are like maybe at least 8-10 because this book is really girly and all of that but if you are into this kind of book you should read some of theses books. This book is mostly about princess, and i don't really like that. but for the most part of the book it was good. i mean if you are like maybe at least 8-10 because this book is really girly and all of that but if you are into this kind of book you should read some of theses books.

  20. 4 out of 5

    raine...

    i read this when i was 10-11. i remember loving it and getting soya sauce on a page because i couldn't put it down so i had to eat while reading. 10-12 year old me would obviously give it 5 stars. le livre that i hold close to my heart.. i read this when i was 10-11. i remember loving it and getting soya sauce on a page because i couldn't put it down so i had to eat while reading. 10-12 year old me would obviously give it 5 stars. le livre that i hold close to my heart..

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Zambrana

    A wonderful story that tells us more about this classic fairy tale outside of the castle, and with different people too! It's a fun book that has lots of love! I recommend reading this book and reading the other books in this series! A wonderful story that tells us more about this classic fairy tale outside of the castle, and with different people too! It's a fun book that has lots of love! I recommend reading this book and reading the other books in this series!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mh

    very well written, kept me in suspense

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    Great fantasy book! This would be a good read for a class reading. I wouldn't use it in my class but I would recommend it foe individual reading because of the interesting. twists. Great fantasy book! This would be a good read for a class reading. I wouldn't use it in my class but I would recommend it foe individual reading because of the interesting. twists.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    So cute and a few unexpected adventures for the prince that finally wakes sleeping beauty.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    This is a cute retelling of the original fairy tale with very likable characters.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Aurora Vanderwoude

    Ehhhhhh. Not my favorite

  27. 4 out of 5

    Paige

    A refreshing new look at the old fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. Again, I have to ask myself, is it possible to have this many good books from the same author?

  28. 4 out of 5

    Michaela

    The part ogre mother was a little weird.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Evangeline

    My favorite!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ellie

    I think this book was very awesome!

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