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Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by [McKinley, Robin]
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Length: 264 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 12 - 18 Grade Level: 7 - 12

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This much-loved retelling of the classic French tale Beauty and the Beast elicits the familiar magical charm, but is more believable and complex than the traditional story. In this version, Beauty is not as beautiful as her older sisters, who are both lovely and kind. Here, in fact, Beauty has no confidence in her appearance but takes pride in her own intelligence, her love of learning and books, and her talent in riding. She is the most competent of the three sisters, which proves essential when they are forced to retire to the country because of their father's financial ruin.

The plot follows that of the renowned legend: Beauty selflessly agrees to inhabit the Beast's castle to spare her father's life. Beauty's gradual acceptance of the Beast and the couple's deepening trust and affection are amplified in novel form. Robin McKinley's writing has the flavor of another century, and Beauty heightens the authenticity as a reliable and competent narrator.

This was McKinley's first book, written almost 20 years ago. Since that time she has been awarded the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and has delighted her fans with another retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fable, Rose Daughter. Still, McKinley's first novel has a special place in the hearts of her devoted readers, many of whom attest to relishing Beauty time and again. (Ages 11 to Adult)

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“A captivating novel.” —Booklist

“A splendid story.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A remarkable achievement . . . told in a sophisticated, graceful and accomplished prose.” —Books for Keeps

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  • File Size: 921 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween (November 18, 2014)
  • Publication Date: November 18, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OGWASXC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,640 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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