There are multiple versions of "Sleeping Beauty," but the original story is credited to Charles Perrault. Perrault's version was published in 1697. The version that the Brothers Grimm are known for writing, titled "Littl... More » Art & Literature Folklore

The moral to the story "Sleeping Beauty" is that love is the most powerful force in the world. Another possible moral is that one must be careful whom he offends in life, whether or not the offense is deliberate. More » Art & Literature Literature Children's Books

Sleeping beauty turquoise is a form of turquoise that is highly valued for its bright sky blue color with little or no webbing or matrix. It is one of the most sought after forms of turquoise for jewelry making. More »

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