Reading Beauty: (Empowering Books, Early Elementary Story Books, Stories for Kids, Bedtime Stories for Girls)


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$17.99  $16.73
Chronicle Books
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9.7 X 10.6 X 0.4 inches | 1.06 pounds

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About the Author

Deborah Underwood is the author of Interstellar Cinderella and many other books for children, including the New York Times bestsellers Here Comes the Easter Cat, The Quiet Book, and The Loud Book. She lives in San Francisco.

Meg Hunt is the illustrator of Interstellar Cinderella and a printmaker, educator, and all-around maker of things. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Award for her contribution to the Illustrators 58 exhibition. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.


"This modern retake on 'Sleeping Beauty' is an interstellar fairy tale that is vibrantly illustrated and fun to read-aloud. The rhyming text keeps the story lighthearted and lively. Lex is a brown-skinned protagonist and she and her Prince seem to jump off the page. The story shares a positive message about reading, helping others, and redemption. A great one-on-one read for caregivers, and perfect for group sharing in a library or classroom setting."--School Library Journal
"[Reading Beauty] will find many fans, especially among those looking for more titles with a multiethnic (or galactic) cast of characters."-- Booklist
"The rhyming text cleverly spins the story to involve reading at every turn. [And, ] Hunt's mixed-media illustrations incorporate eye-pleasing sci-fi details." --Horn Book

"A nifty addition to the shelves of feminist fractured fairy tales." -- Kirkus Reviews