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Beauty : A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast - Robin McKinley


A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast


Published: 26th July 2005
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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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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An Elegant Retelling


from Brisbane, Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written


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      Comments about Beauty:

      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'.

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      Robin McKinley

      Robin McKinley is an American author of fantasy and children's books who has written sixteen books to date.

      Her 1984 novel The Hero and the Crown won the Newbery Medal as the year's best new American children's book.

      Robin McKinley currently lives in Hampshire, England with her husband, author Peter Dickinson.

      Visit Robin McKinley's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9780060753108
      ISBN-10: 0060753102
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
      For Grades: 3 - 7
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      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