A strange imprisonment
Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. But what she lacks in looks, she can perhaps make up for in courage.
When her father comes home with the tale of an enchanted castle in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty knows she must go to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will. Her father protests that he will not let her go, but she answers, "Cannot a Beast be tamed?"
Robin McKinley's beloved telling illuminates the unusual love story of a most unlikely couple: "Beauty and the Beast."
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Elegant, whimsical, romantic; but with a healthy dose of humanity that keeps it relatable. The story flows beautifully and the reader is carried along gently, falling deeper and deeper under McKinley's spell, until hours slip by without notice. For any fan of fairy tales, magic or falling for the 'bad guy'.
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: 26th July 2005
Publisher: HARVEY PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.37 x 10.72 x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.17