When a king and queen have a beautiful baby girl, they host a huge feast to celebrate. They invite all the fairies, so that they may bless the newborn princess with luck and happiness. However, they neglect to invite one old fairy, who curses the child to die when she reaches the age of sixteen. The spell cannot be completely undone, but another fairy helps as much as she can - the princess will instead fall into a deep sleep that will last for a hundred years. How can the girl be freed from this fate? Read this timeless tale to find out...This large-format book is ideal for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. They will be spellbound by this really big adventure!