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Beast - Donna Jo Napoli

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780689870057
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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Meet the Beast -- before there was Beauty

Orasmyn is the prince of Persia and heir to the throne. His religion fills his heart and his mind, and he strives for the knowledge and leadership his father demonstrates. But on the day of the Feast of Sacrifices, Orasmyn makes a foolish choice that results in a fairy's wretched punishment: He is turned into a beast, a curse to be undone only by the love of a woman.

Thus begins Orasmyn's journey through the exotic Middle East and sensuous France as he struggles to learn the way of the beast, while also preserving the mind of the man. This is the story of his search, not only for a woman courageous enough to love him, but also for his own redemption.

The New York Times Book Review Sophisticated.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review Exotic...compelling, relentless.
School Library Journal, starred review An elegantly sensual retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
Booklist A winning version for genre fans.
Voice of Youth Advocates An engaging novel that takes the familiar story and adds a whole new depth to it....It will be hard to keep Beast on the shelf.

Mapp. viii
The Cursep. 1
The Camelp. 3
The Parip. 14
Koomap. 31
The Planp. 42
Strange Lifep. 53
Bloodp. 55
Birdsp. 73
Deathp. 79
Lionp. 87
Alonep. 89
Indiap. 100
My Pridep. 114
Traveling Againp. 126
Two Yearsp. 134
New Worldp. 137
A Manp. 139
Gule Sourkhp. 157
Larderp. 165
Candlesp. 174
My Childp. 187
Bellep. 192
Deerp. 201
Didop. 221
Lettersp. 232
At Lastp. 248
Author's Notep. 256
Glossaryp. 257
Author's Note on Languagep. 259
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ISBN: 9780689870057
ISBN-10: 0689870051
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1