Beauty and the Beast

Fall in love all over again with this timeless fairy tale, now beautifully rewritten by a champion of children’s literature, Michael Morpurgo.

After encountering a fearsome beast at a mysterious palace, down-on-his-luck merchant Marco makes a promise in exchange for his life: he must persuade one of his three daughters to return to the palace in his place. Sweet-natured Belle agrees at once, anxious to secure her father’s welfare. She goes to the palace, where she lives peacefully with the beast, who repeatedly asks for her hand in marriage. Belle’s affection for the creature who has treated her so kindly grows, despite his fearsome appearance. But when she returns home to seek her father’s blessing for the marriage, she is thwarted in her plans by her cruel and jealous sisters. Will Belle follow her heart before it is too late – and can the lonely beast ever really be granted true love?

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    Very nice story about a beautiful young girl falls in love with a scary beast

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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    Loretta Schauer won the 2011 Waterstones Picture This competition for illustration.

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