When the king and queen finally have a daughter, they can only invite twelve faeries to see her, and they all bless the princess. A thirteenth wicked faerie says that the princess will die when she turns fifteen and pricks her finger on a spindle. The king and queen do all they can to prevent this from happening, but the princess longs for adventure and sneaks away to go exploring! Tune in to find out what happens when she discovers an old woman using a spindle.

In this German version of “The Sleeping Beauty,” briar rose bushes grow all over the castle during the kingdom’s hundred-year slumber. What’s your favourite thing to grow? Leave a comment below and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a copy of The Barefoot Book of Princesses. The contest closes 20 November at midnight EST and 21 November at 5am GMT.

Here are some fun facts about roses:

  • Roses can be white, pink, lilac, mulberry or red.
  • There are over 100 species of roses.
  • The vitamin C found in roses can make a helpful medicine.
  • Sometimes the petals of roses are used for tea, or jams and jellies.


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