Sleeping Cinderella and Other Princess Mix-ups

by Stephanie Clarkson, Illustrated By Brigette Barrager

Orchard Books
February 2015

Ages 4 – 6 . Grades PreK – 1

Lexile measure: AD580L

DRA: 24

Guided Reading: M

Once upon a time, four fairy tale misses,
tired of dwarves, witches, princes, and kisses,
so bored and fed up, or just ready to flop,
upped and left home for a fairy tale swap.

What happens when Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel get so fed up with their fairy tales that they decide to switch places with one another? Hilarity ensues in this clever, rhyming story about whether the grass really is greener at someone else's castle.

Author Stephanie Clarkson crafts an incredibly witty manuscript, with rhymes that shine and predicaments that will make little girls everywhere laugh out loud, as illustrator Brigette Barrager brings these beautiful princesses to life with her rich, warm colors and charming retro-girl style!
Brigette Barrager

Brigette Barrager is an artist, character designer, and illustrator and writer of children's books, including the New York Times bestseller Uni the Unicorn, written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She attended the California Institute of the Arts, where she earned a degree in character animation and where she now teaches. With her work Brigette brings distinctive characters to life through her unique sensibilities in color, shape, and composition. She is always in search of stories that are both emotionally resonant and whimsical. She resides in Los Angeles with her handsome husband Sean, grumpy little dog, and two rascally gray kitties. Visit her online at
Stephanie Clarkson

Writer Stephanie Clarkson lives in leafy Surrey, England, with her husband, two young daughters, and a very hairy hound named Bob. Her ambition in life is to invent and patent an anti-mud device for dogs like Bob, who like hanging out in dirty puddles.Steph began her writing career as a journalist at Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, and she continues to write for the British press while dreaming up stories for children about strong-minded princesses and tech-obsessed owls.



Jacketed Hardcover / Smyth

ISBN: 9780545565646

40pp. | 8-½ x 11