Study Guide

Briar Rose Chapter 1

By Jane Yolen

Chapter 1

  • Shana, Sylvia, and Becca—three kids who are sisters—want their Grandma Gemma to tell them a story.
  • Gemma starts the tale, and it's about Briar Rose. Wait a sec—that sounds familiar. Maybe because it's an alternate title for the familiar story of Sleeping Beauty.
  • Oh yeah, and also because it's the title.
  • Spoiler alert: Gemma likes this story. Like, a lot.