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The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty
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Jessica Courtney Tickle Katy Flint
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The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty

Jessica Courtney Tickle Katy Flint


Frances Lincoln Publisher

Children's & Educational;
Sound story, noisy books, musical books


24 pages

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In this retelling of the classic ballet story, bring Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty to life by pressing the musical notes on each page. Join the King and Queen as they throw a party for their new baby, Princess Aurora. But when a terrible guest arrives and places a curse on princess, the kingdom must find the one special person who can defeat it...

Read the story and then turn to the back of the book to read about the music clips. The third title in the Story Orchestra series, following on from The Four Seasons, and The Nutcracker, is for readers 5 and up.

Illustrated by:   Jessica Courtney Tickle
Adapted by:   Katy Flint
Imprint:   Frances Lincoln Publisher
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 265mm,  Width: 304mm, 
ISBN:   9781786030931
ISBN 10:   1786030934
Series:   The Story Orchestra
Pages:   24
Publication Date:   October 2018
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JESSICA COURTNEY-TICKLE is an illustrator who graduated from Kingston University in July 2014. Her absolute favourite thing to draw or paint is nature, finding a focus on foliage of any kind as well as children's stories about adventure and exploration. She also has a penchant for drawing theatre from music makers to dancers and even singing animals. Jessica is most influenced by vintage picture books, travel posters and folk art as well as numerous painters and printmakers.

'An outstanding combination of visuals and audio which will enthuse children for this beautiful ballet.' * Parents in Touch * 'truly superb books... These books are the most wonderful to introduce these classic stories and the accompanying orchestral music to children' * Let Them Be Small * 'what a beautifully illustrated retelling!... a magical book.' * Irish Examiner * 'a gorgeously illustrated picture book with excerpts from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty on every page.' * Good Housekeeping * `a lively retelling, enriched by Jessica Courtney Tickle's luscious illustrations - each spread is like an illuminated garden.' * The Guardian *

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