Tomorrow is the official release date for E. D. Baker's Unlocking the Spell: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, the sequel to The Wide-Awake Princess. It has a simultaneous release in the UK, too, which makes things easier, yes?
While The Wide Awake Princess drew inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, the astute reader will see that this new title draws heavy inspiration from an unexpected tale, Snow White and Rose Red. And since I know there are many fans of that tale here at SurLaLune, this book should be of particular interest to you!
Bears, princes, witches, dwarves, and other fanciful fairy tale creatures step out in this charming story about Annie and her sister Gwendolyn ... and Gwendolyn’s beloved prince, Beldegard the Bear. You see, Beldegard is only human when he’s near Annie, so Gwendolyn is desperate to find the evil dwarf who turned Beldegard into a bear in the first place, and reverse the terrible spell. But Annie has just traipsed all over the kingdom to free her sister from the Sleeping Beauty spell...will she want to set out on a magical quest once more? Or has she had enough of watching her sister gaze lovingly into Beldegard’s eyes?
With trademark humor and many delightful twists, E. D. Baker brings us back to a magical land that offers many layers of fun and fantasy.
About the Author
E. D. BAKER is the author of The Wide Awake Princess, Fairy Lies, Fairy Wings, and the (eight) Tales of the Frog Princess including The Frog Princess, which was the inspiration for Disney's hit movie "The Princess and the Frog." She lives with her family and their horses in rural Maryland.