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Spindle's End

by Robin McKinley

Published by G.P. Putnam, 2000
422 pages
ISBN: 0-399-23466-7

Ages 12 and older

The young fairy Katriona isn't brimming with confidence; she wonders if she'll ever discover her true gift. But at the name day ceremony for the new infant princess of the kingdom, she is the one chosen to carry the child to safety after the wicked fairy Pernicia casts a curse. The curse would see the princess die on the day she turns 21. Katriona takes the baby to the small, remote village where she lives with her aunt. The two raise the princess as Rosie, not telling anyone, including Rosie, who she really is. But in the world of fairy tales, fate insists on having a turn. Robin McKinley has recast Sleeping Beauty as a lush, highly engaging novel set in a fantasy world filled with drama, humor, and three-dimensional fairy, human, and animal characters. CCBC categories: Fiction for Young Adults; New Editions of Old Favorites; Folklore, Mythology, and Traditional Literature.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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