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Literature / Sleeping Beauty And The Good Fairies

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Where are those wands?

The Sleeping Beauty And The Good Fairies is a piece of Children's Literature written Dorothy Strebe and Annie North Bedford and illustrated by Walt Disney Studios. It's a Short Story that takes place after Disney's Sleeping Beauty where Princess Aurora comes to visit the three good fairies before going to a homecoming feast at the castle, only for the fairies to discover they lost their wands. It was first published in 1958 and is part of the Little Golden Books series.


This book provides examples of:

  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather much like in the film they came from.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: The three good fairies.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Princess Aurora despite being the titular character as the Sleeping Beauty, her place it in is as a Secondary Character Title, instead the main characters are the the good fairies; Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
  • Fairy Companion: The three good fairies were formally this to Princess Aurora.
  • Fairy Godmother: Much like Fairy Companion above the three good fairies were formally this to the Princess since the fairies have already helped her achieve her Happily Ever After.
  • Magic Wand: Though the three good fairies have always had them, this story is about how they both lost and have to find their wands.
  • They Do: At the time of this book Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora are officially married.


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