The Enchanted Slumber


Ages 8 and up, or 6-7 with help from an adult. Great for girls and boys.

In this fairy-tale themed mystery, a knight, a troll, a librarian and a dragon need the help of a brave and clever kid to help them wake a princess who has been asleep for 699 years. Kids receive personalized letters, many of them in wax-sealed parchment envelopes that contain objects, ciphers and clues.

The Enchanted Slumber was written by a Mom, illustrated by a Mom and designed by a Mom. The story has strong messages about love, friendship and working together to face seemingly insurmountable tasks.

Mail Order Mysteries are not for children under three. Small parts could present a choking hazard.

Customer Reviews

Based on 568 reviews
Caitlin Harte

Both my daughter and I had a blast with this. It was so well done. It is such a great alternative to buying toys that they don't need. Such a cool activity.

Lisa Berens
The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I gifted The Enchanted Slumber to my granddaughter for Christmas. She was very excited when she discovered she was going to be receiving clues in the mail and would be tasked to solve a mystery.
She checked the mail every day and was absolutely breathless upon receiving her first letter!
I had opted to receive the entire package all at once, and was able to time her letters for what worked best both for my timeline and hers - making sure I affixed a canceled stamp and added to her mailbox after the mailman had delivered the household mail.
Each and every time a letter came it was pure excitement, and she rushed over to grandma & grandpa’s house to share the letter. So fun to be a part of her joyful reaction for six installments!!
She really loved the 3 pieces of the broken heart that fit together, and was so happy with her book, necklace and thank-you card from the princess. We glued it inside her book.
My granddaughter wanted to write a thank-you back, and I took notes on what she commented:

“ I wanted to say thank you Princess Marjorie for all the gifts, the necklace, the book, and the thank-you card.

It will be hard to forget you, Sir Omar D’Omar, Smaul, and don’t forget about Dragon.”

Your friend, Sophia

So cute and fun!

I got this for my 7 year old daughter for Christmas. We got the whole thing at once instead of weekly. She tore through them all in one sitting and had an absolute blast! It’s so hard to get her to sit still and focus on nearly anything, so I was completely amazed that she focused so well and made it through the whole thing. She was over the moon when she finished. It was great!

Ivy Hess
Even more magical than I expected!

I bought The Enchanted Slumber for my 9 year old daughter for Christmas. She loves mystery books and solving puzzles. I chose to have the mystery mailed weekly which made it SO fun. She checked the mailbox daily and dove right into the challenges. Not only is the process educational and exciting, the tangible clues (charms, keys, script letters) were so professional and gave the mystery a real-life feel. The book in the end was a total surprise and a perfect "keepsake" for all the work she had done. Worth every penny!!

Heidi T

My 7 year old LOVED this. All the materials were super high quality - from the crinkled old paper to the hand written calligraphy to the real metal necklaces. I was constantly amazed by the creativity that went into creating the physical materials that were sent. We loved figuring out the puzzles together - they were hard! I will say there is NO way my very smart child could have solved the codes on her own without parent assistance. I would buy this again in a heartbeat for her!

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