The Beast Within

Author: Serena Valentino
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781423196372
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle. Few have seen him, but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp--like a beast's! But how did this prince, once jovial and beloved by the people, come to be a reclusive and bitter monster? And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him?

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781609775216
Release Date: 2014-03-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Beauty and the Beast is a magical tale of love, understanding, and triumph. Late one night a merchant becomes lost in the woods and stumbles upon a seemingly deserted castle. Hungry and tired, he enters the castle and finds a feast laid out on a grand table. Finding no one else in the castle, he eats the food himself. In the morning as he leaves he finds a beautiful rose bush in the garden and picks a single flower for his daughter Belle. Suddenly a beast appears and tells him he must die for abusing his hospitality. The merchant explains that he only picked the rose for his daughter. The Beast makes a deal with him that he can take the rose and other riches back to his daughter but only if he agrees to return and does not tell his daughter of the deal. The merchant agrees and makes his way home. He is unable to keep this terrible secret from Belle and when she finds out she returns to the Castle in his place. This is a wonderfully enchanting story, from the opening Once Upon a Time until the final Happily Ever After. A story your children will cherish for years.

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484775929
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Belle's father is captured, she takes his place as the fearsome Beast's prisoner. But life in the enchanted castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines. She makes friends and sees a kinder side of the Beast. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and be loved in return. But can this be done before the last rose petal falls? This storybook includes beautiful full-color art in the style of the beloved film, Beauty and the Beast.

As Old As Time

Author: Liz Braswell
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484707494
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind—memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.

Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book

Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781368002257
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast's castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again. The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore offer her glamorous conversation, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible. Here Belle can have everything she ever wished for. But what about her friends in the Beast's castle? Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? Is Nevermore's world even real? Belle must uncover the truth about the book, before she loses herself in it forever.

Beauty and the Beast Novelization

Author: Elizabeth Rudnick
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781368002240
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Belle has dreamt of adventures like the ones she reads in her books, of traveling the world outside her small town. When Belle's father is captured, she takes his place as a prisoner of a fearsome Beast. But life in the enchanted castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines, and she ultimately finds friendship and love. Enjoy this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, and about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us in this beautiful novelization of the upcoming star-studded film!

Beauty

Author: Robin McKinley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497673700
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The New York Times–bestselling author of Rose Daughter reimagines the classic French fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. I was the youngest of three daughters. Our literal-minded mother named us Grace, Hope, and Honour. . . . My father still likes to tell the story of how I acquired my odd nickname: I had come to him for further information when I first discovered that our names meant something besides you-come-here. He succeeded in explaining grace and hope, but he had some difficulty trying to make the concept of honour understandable to a five-year-old. . . . I said: ‘Huh! I’d rather be Beauty.’ . . . By the time it was evident that I was going to let the family down by being plain, I’d been called Beauty for over six years. . . . I wasn’t really very fond of my given name, Honour, either . . . as if ‘honourable’ were the best that could be said of me. The sisters’ wealthy father loses all his money when his merchant fleet is drowned in a storm, and the family moves to a village far away. Then the old merchant hears what proves to be a false report that one of his ships had made it safe to harbor at last, and on his sad, disappointed way home again he becomes lost deep in the forest and has a terrifying encounter with a fierce Beast, who walks like a man and lives in a castle. The merchant’s life is forfeit, says the Beast, for trespass and the theft of a rose—but he will spare the old man’s life if he sends one of his daughters: “Your daughter would take no harm from me, nor from anything that lives in my lands.” When Beauty hears this story—for her father had picked the rose to bring to her—her sense of honor demands that she take up the Beast’s offer, for “cannot a Beast be tamed?” This “splendid story” by the Newbery Medal–winning author of The Hero and the Crown has been named an ALA Notable Book and a Phoenix Award Honor Book (Publishers Weekly).

Disney Manga Beauty and the Beast Special 2 In 1 Edition

Author: Mallory Reaves
Publisher: TokyoPop
ISBN: 1427857172
Release Date: 2017-04-26
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

In Disney's live-action film "Beauty andthe Beast," Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, istaken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends thecastle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exteriorand realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince inside. The Beast'sTale explores the Beast's struggle as he tries to move on from his past andlearn what it is to love and Belle's Tale explores Belle's innermostthoughts as she learns that true beauty comes fromwithin.

The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast

Author: Jerry Griswold
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551115638
Release Date: 2004-03-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

Using Beaumont’s classic story as a touchstone, this work shows how “Beauty and the Beast” takes on different meanings as it is analyzed by psychologists, illustrated in picture books, adapted to the screen, and rewritten by contemporary writers. The Meanings of “Beauty and the Beast” provides expert commentary on the tale and on representative critical approaches and contemporary adaptations. This book also includes a variety of original source materials and twenty-three colour illustrations. The Meanings of “Beauty and the Beast” is for any reader who wishes to explore this classic, endlessly rich fairy tale.

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484750018
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Beauty asks for little, finding joy in simple things and the company of her father. The Beast, shut away from the world in his great stone castle, knows only loneliness. Brought together by a stolen rose, each finds that love may call for sacrifice, but true love can bloom in even the darkest places. Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant tells a classic tale of bravery and transformation with stunning, lyrical prose, accompanied by Meg Park's soft yet vibrant illustration

Tale as Old as Time The Art and Making of Disney Beauty and the Beast Updated Edition

Author: Charles Solomon
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1484758374
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Performing Arts

The Beauty and the Beast legend has a universal appeal; the tale exists in numerous versions throughout the world. After all of its ups and downs, Disney's Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 to rave reviews and record-breaking business. The film was widely hailed as a technical and aesthetic breakthrough. It was the first of only three animated features ever to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. Its success has since spun into a smash Broadway musical adaptation, intricately detailed environments at Walt Disney World, and soon a live-action movie musical directed by Bill Condon. This authoritative book features interviews with artists, producers, directors, writers, actors, and more from the various beloved installments-making it a treasure trove of delights for fans of the tale as old as time.

Disney Manga Beauty and Beast GN Box Set LTD ED

Author: Mallory Reaves
Publisher: TokyoPop
ISBN: 1427857180
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

We're excited to announce our upcoming two part manga to accompany Disney's Beauty and the Beast live action movie coming out in 2017! With BOOK ONE telling Belle's version of events and BOOK TWO from the Beast's perspective. This slipcase combines the two volumes of Beauty and the Beast as well as a mini poster, perfect for collectors.

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101992951
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Fiction

The “tale as old as time,” in versions from across the centuries and around the world—published to coincide with Disney’s live-action 3D musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Audra McDonald, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Dan Stevens, and Emma Thompson Nearly every culture tells the story of Beauty and the Beast in one fashion or another. From Cupid and Psyche to India’s Snake Bride to South Africa’s “Story of Five Heads,” the partnering of beasts and beauties, of humans and animals in all their variety—cats, dogs, frogs, goats, lizards, bears, tortoises, monkeys, cranes, warthogs—has beguiled us for thousands of years, mapping the cultural contradictions that riddle every romantic relationship. In this fascinating volume, preeminent fairy tale scholar Maria Tatar brings together tales from ancient times to the present and from a wide variety of cultures, highlighting the continuities and the range of themes in a fairy tale that has been used both to keep young women in their place and to encourage them to rebel, and that has entertained adults and children alike. With fresh commentary, she shows us what animals and monsters, both male and female, tell us about ourselves, and about the transformative power of empathy. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Rose Daughter

Author: Robin McKinley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497673694
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Award-winning author Robin McKinley tells an enthralling story of magic, love, and redemption, based on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. Once upon a time, a wealthy merchant had three daughters. When his business failed, he moved his daughters to the countryside. The youngest daughter, Beauty, is fascinated by the thorny stems of a mysterious plant that overwhelms their neglected cottage. She tends the plant until it blossoms with the most beautiful flowers the sisters have ever seen—roses. Admiring the roses, an old woman tells Beauty, “Roses are for love.” And she speaks of a sorcerers’ battle many years ago that left a beast in an enchanted palace, and a curse concerning a family of three sisters . . . The Newbery Medal–winning author’s charming retelling of the classic fairy tale weaves a tangled story of sorcery, loyalty, and love that is sure to cast a spell on readers.