Beauty and the Beast

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 humor, 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.

  • 32 Pages
  • 9.80" x 10.80"
  • 9780807506004
  • March 2014

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  • Jones’ iteration…manages to be both elegant and casual, with a refreshing sprinkling of humor throughout…a perfect bridge to a different fairy-tale presentation.

    - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

  • Pretty scenes resembling watercolors alternate with black silhouette views lit with washes of color. Multiple rooms in the nighttime castle and dark figures overlay other painted scenes, adding drama.

    - School Library Journal

  • Galloping horses, lace cuffs, magnificent gowns, snow-covered forests, ivied turrets, and bowers of roses adorn the pages of this version of the fairy tale…Beauty’s a demure heroine whose virtues are poise…and quiet truth-telling.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • Fairy tale lovers will enjoy this stunningly illustrated adaptation.

    - Library Media Connection


Common Core

RL.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,9,10 RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10