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Beauty and the Beast - Ursula Jones

Beauty and the Beast

By: Ursula Jones, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator)

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A sumptuous new retelling of Beauty and the Beast from the creators of the bestselling The Princess Who Had No Kingdom.

Enter a world of enchantment with this magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Award-winning author Ursula Jones tells the story with elegance and humour, capturing all the magic and excitement of this timeless fairy tale. Illustrated with exquisite style by Sarah Gibb, this is a beautiful book to pore over and cherish.

About the Author

Ursula Jones is an award-winning author and actress. She has written many books for children, including The Witch's Children and the Queen, winner a Nestle Gold Award, and The Witch's Children go to School, winner the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Ursula lives in London and France.

About the Illustrator

Sarah Gibb studied at Central St Martin's College of Art and the University of Brighton. Her illustrations have appeared in publications all over the world, including Vogue, Elle and Time Magazine. Sarah has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling Tiara Club series. She lives in London with her husband and two young children.



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Loved it!


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  • Engaging Characters
  • Great pictures
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written


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    • Older Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Beauty and the Beast:

    I ticked older readers for this one too because I think it is amusing for older readers as well as younger ones.
    The illustrations are wonderful, and the story adds hints of originality to a classic fairy tale.

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    Stylishly illustrated by Sarah Gibb. -- Sunday Express 20121216 Some picture books are also works of art and Sarah Gibb's elegant illustrations, and particularly her silhouettes, make this an example. Jones returns to the traditional 18th Century tale for this stunning publication. -- Newcastle Journal 20121222 Sarah Gibb's cleverly contrasting illustrations make this version of the fairytale classic one to treasure. -- Cork Evening Echo 20121228

    ISBN: 9781408312711
    ISBN-10: 1408312719
    Audience: Children
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: 1st September 2011
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 25.7  x 1.1
    Weight (kg): 0.55
    Edition Number: 1