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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."


An Elegant Retelling


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: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 10.7  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.17