Katya's grandmother gives her a magical nesting doll, whose charms Katya uses to undo a wicked spell. This charming fairy tale casts Sleeping Beauty in reverse: the girl saves the guy, but only with the help of a matryoshka that hides a bear, wolf, and fire bird within. Exquisite illustrations with a Russian flavor make this one popular with adults as well as pre-teens. The companion doll facilitates fabulous reenactments. Hardback.