Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Paperback | June 30, 1993

byRobin Mckinley

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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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Contrary to the name, 16-year-old Beauty is not the prettiest girl in her family. But she is the cleverest, bravest, and most honorable. When her father makes a promise with a beast who lives in an enchanted castle, Beauty fulfills her father's pledge. A marvelous retelling of a favorite love story.

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A strange imprisonmentBeauty 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 ...

“A captivating novel.” (ALA Booklist)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.51 inPublished:June 30, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064404773

ISBN - 13:9780064404778

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Contrary to the name, 16-year-old Beauty is not the prettiest girl in her family. But she is the cleverest, bravest, and most honorable. When her father makes a promise with a beast who lives in an enchanted castle, Beauty fulfills her father's pledge. A marvelous retelling of a favorite love story.

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"A captivating novel."
-- ALA Booklist
"A splendid story."
-- Publishers Weekly