Beauty is so kind, generous and good, she sacrifices herself to a hideous beast in exchange for her father’s life. But instead of devouring her, the beast bestows luxury and comfort on Beauty, and it seems he might not be quite so beastly after all. Yet there is always a price to pay…
Beauty and the Beast is a much-loved French fairy tale. It has been retold countless ways in the centuries since it was written, and generations of readers continue to be fascinated by Beauty’s predicament.
Anna Pignataro’s haunting illustrations add yet another dimension to a popular heroine, making this gutsy retelling an essential edition for every bookshelf.