Alaska’s Sleeping Beauty
Alaska’s Sleeping Beauty is a kind of sequel to The Salmon Princess–a Cinderella story also set in Alaska. Both stories have salmons help the girls get to their happily ever afters. There are all sorts of unrealistic features, like having a bone make an entire town fall asleep. And fish can’t talk. All in all, it is a really good story; it is a fairy tale, after all. And there are a lot of real things about Alaska here, too, like salmon and fireweed (a really pretty bright red flower) and panning for gold.
The pictures fit perfectly with the story being told. It’s a wonderful, magical story and is very unique. Unlike most Sleeping Beauty stories, the curse is that she’ll choke on a salmon bone and not just prick her finger on a spinning wheel. Also, unlike most, it’s not a real prince that kisses her awake. It’s the King Crab Fishery heir. There are no fairies, either. Just a magic salmon. It’s always fun to see different versions of fairy tales that you like. With that being said, this one has a very interesting angle. I really liked it and you may, too.
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