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Briar Rose

A Novel of the Holocaust

Author: Jane Yolen   Series: Fairy Tales

Jane Yolen's classic novel of memory, stories, and the Holocaust, now in a beautiful pocket-sized hardcover edition.

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Jane Yolen's classic novel of memory, stories, and the Holocaust, now in a beautiful pocket-sized hardcover edition.

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Description

In the heat of midsummer 1942, deep in a forest in the heart of Poland, Briar Rose arrives at a castle that has fallen into the hands of an evil army.

Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories of Briar Rose. Becca would have sworn the stories were made up, but on her deathbed Gemma extracts from Becca a promise to fulfill three impossible requests: find the castle, find the prince, and find the spellmaker. Her vow sends Becca on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma's astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose.

Jane Yolen's graceful retelling of the Germand folktale Briar Rose-known to some as Sleeping Beauty-sets the story amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II.

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Critic Reviews

“"Terrifically moving." -- The Washington Post "Yolen takes the story of Briar Rose and links it to the Holocaust--a far from obvious connection that she makes perfectly convincing...Only a writer as good as Yolen could bring it off." -- Publishers Weekly "Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, Yolen's novel is a compelling reminder of the Holocaust as well as a contemporary tale of secrets and romance." -- Booklist "Showcases Yolen's skill at transforming the real world into a realm of fantasy." -- Library Journal”

"Terrifically moving." --The Washington Post

"Yolen takes the story of Briar Rose and links it to the Holocaust--a far from obvious connection that she makes perfectly convincing...Only a writer as good as Yolen could bring it off." --Publishers Weekly

"Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, Yolen's novel is a compelling reminder of the Holocaust as well as a contemporary tale of secrets and romance." --Booklist

"Showcases Yolen's skill at transforming the real world into a realm of fantasy." --Library Journal

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About the Author

Jane Yolen is the author of more than 300 books, including children's classics such as Owl Moon and The Devi's Arithmetic, and adult novels such as Sister Light, Sister Dark. her books and stories have won the Nebula Award, the Caldecott Medal, the National Jewish Book Award, and many other awards and accolades She divides her time between Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Product Details

Publisher
St Martin's Press
Published
12th November 2019
Pages
288
ISBN
9781250242730

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