Briar Rose

Briar Rose

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The tale of Sleeping Beauty vividly and imaginatively re-told in one of the darkest moments in human history.A young American journalist is drawn to Europe and to the past as she investigates the mystery of her grandmother's life. From her grandmother she inherited a silver ring, a photograph, and the traditional tale of Briar Rose: clues that will ultimately lead her to a distant land and an astonishing revelation of death and rebirth.The story of the Holocaust, like the story of Sleeping Beauty, is indeed familiar-yet such is a master storyteller's skill that along the way we learn the tale anew. This is a tale of life and death, love and hate, despair and redemption.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129.5 x 188 x 20.3mm | 113.4g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0765342308
  • 9780765342300
  • 32,479

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"Terrifically moving." --The Washington Post

"Yolen takes the story of Briar Rose and links it to the Holocaust--a far from obvious connection that she makes perfectly convincing...Only a writer as good as Yolen could bring it off." --Publishers Weekly

"Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, Yolen's novel is a compelling reminder of the Holocaust as well as a contemporary tale of secrets and romance." --Booklist

"Showcases Yolen's skill at transforming the real world into a realm of fantasy." --Library Journal
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About Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is one of the most distinguished and successful authors for young readers and adults in the country. She is the author of more than 200 books--including Sister Light, Sister Dark, Owl Moon, and the immensely popular The Devil's Arithmetic. Her books have won awards including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.
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11,756 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 27% (3,220)
4 36% (4,281)
3 26% (3,060)
2 8% (907)
1 2% (288)
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