There are quite a few books about Maleficent and the movie, and of course even more about Sleeping Beauty. On this page we will highlight a few that may be of interest to you. You can't go wrong with this as your book cover. This 272 page hardcover was produced by Disney. It tells the story of Sleeping Beauty, but this time from the perspective of Maleficent. Whenever there is a choice between a hard cover book and a soft cover paperback, if it is a book you intend to keep or collect, always go with the hard cover. The Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty This illustrated hardback novel is 240 pages, telling the story of Sleeping Beauty. The age target is for kids and in particular third grade through seventh grade.