Maleficent by Elizabeth Runick

And her name was Maleficent…   This is actually the thinly-veiled story of Sleeping Beauty told from Maleficent’s point of view.  Beginning with her idyllic childhood in the Moors, this story continues with her crush on Stefan and how he becomes king by betraying her, and then the curse she puts on his child, Aurora.

Miss Kelly says, “This is a quick read, with plenty of action and magic.  You feel Maleficent’s suffering as humans invade her home, which provides motivation for her to become evil. The book stands on its own merit as worthy storytelling, whether or not you’ve seen the recent movie.”  259 p.  Grades 4 - 8