Beauty and the Beast

I’m excited about finding Emma Donoghue’s short story collection!

Pinal County Reads

“Beauty and the Beast” – we’ve been told it’s a tale as old as time. It is certainly one of the better-known stories. A beautiful girl, a rose, an enchanted castle, and a beast seem to be the more defining elements of the tale, but there are variations of the tale that include evil fairies and back stories for both the beauty and the beast. Retellings of “Beauty and the Beast” are varied – some are true to the original story with added details, a few twist it around to tell the story from the Beast’s perspective, while some mix it up with science fiction elements. One thing we know for sure, any Beauty that finds herself trapped in a castle is pretty darn lucky because castles are notorious for huge libraries and we love libraries. 😉

Beauty and the Beast retellings:

Robin McKinley has written numerous retellings of fairy…

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