One day a young prince, a stranger from a distant kingdom, comes upon a palace surrounded by the deepest tangled forest. Suddenly a voice from behind him makes him jump. As if from nowhere an old woman has appeared and begins to tell the prince the story of a king, a queen, seven good friends, one wicked fairy and a beautiful princess, Aurora.
This enchanting hard-back publication tells the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty, complete with a gentle accompanying CD featuring narration and excerpts from Tchaikovsky's classical symphony. The book is full of lavish illustrations, and the CD will not only enhance the enjoyment of this magical tale, but also provide the perfect introduction for children to the wonders of classical music.