October 4, 2010
The Wide-Awake Princess
by E.D. Baker
261 p. 2010 Fairy Tales
The Wide-Awake Princess was a funny, quick, and light read that stayed true to the fairy tale spirit of The Frog Princess . In this story, Princess Annie, Sleeping Beauty's younger sister, is the only one left awake when the whole castle falls asleep. She sets out to bring home her sister's true love to break the spell, encountering many other quirky (often familiar) fairy tale characters along the way. The Wide-Awake Princess is a quirky, likeable twist on several well-known fairytales that I would recommend to anyone who's enjoyed E.D. Baker's other tales.
Reviewed by Teen Lit Book Club and TAB member Allison P.