Quick and fun read. Awarded three stars on Goodreads.
Like many of Gregory Maguire books, THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE is a more contemporary take on a classic fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty, with subtle but entertaining humor. This one has a little Snow White mixed in, a few dwarfs, and a strong feminist message—which I found refreshing since so many fairy tales reinforce old stereotypes about helpless girls who are saved by princes.
It’s a super quick read – less than an hour – and beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings by Chris Riddell.