Once upon a Time - A Retelling of "Beauty and the Beast"
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The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and imaginative retelling that’s filled with romance and adventure.
By the time her sixteenth birthday comes around, Belle feels more convinced than ever that she is being called by the wrong name. Unlike her older sisters Celeste and April, whose names suit them perfectly, Belle knows that she is not beautiful. She begs to be called by her given name, Annabelle—or even Anna for short—but to no avail. Her solace is her wood-carving hobby, and she longs to find the Heartwood tree: Legend has it that, when carved by the right hands, it can reveal the face of one’s true love.
One day, during a fierce storm, Belle’s father stumbles upon the fabled tree—only to become ensnarled by it and come face-to-face with a terrifying and lonely Beast, who will set him free on one condition: that Belle carves the Heartwood. Belle agrees, never dreaming that she and the Beast have the same wish: to be seen not with the eyes of the mind, but of the heart.
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- Level: Grades 7 and Above
- Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
- Published: Jan 04, 2011
- Publisher: Simon Pulse
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 224 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Once upon a Time