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Briar Rose Summary
Jane Yolen

Everything you need to understand or teach Briar Rose by Jane Yolen.

  • Briar Rose Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Briar Rose Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Briar Rose Summary

Plot Summary

Rebecca Berlin, known to family and friends as Becca, is the youngest of three sisters and the one who most loves her grandmother's stories, especially her version of Sleeping Beauty. Becca's grandmother, known to the girls as Gemma, always tells the story the same way so that the girls know the story by heart and often talk along with the various parts of the story. As they age, they question particular aspects of the story, such as demanding definitions for particular words or phrases. The story has some deviations from the traditional Sleeping Beauty story. For example, in Gemma's version, the prince wakes only the princess and the story ends with only the princess and her daughter living happily ever after.

Gemma grows old and moves to a nursing home where Becca visits with her almost daily, though her sisters seldom return home for a visit with Gemma...

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