When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside. However, when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to make a terrible promise - to send one daughter to the Beast's castle, with no guarantee that she will be seen again. Beauty accepts the challenge, and there begins an extraordinary story of magic and love that overcomes all boundaries. This is another spellbinding and emotional tale embroidered around a fairytale from Robin McKinley, an award-winning American author.
"Beauty and the Beast, retold by a plain but captivating heroine"
"A love story for teenagers that marries realism and fantasy with satisfying imagination, elegance of prose and thoughtful characterisation. McKinley's Beauty is more than skin deep"
"McKinley adds delightful touches of her own . . ."
"Beauty is a classic reworking of a classic, McKinley wraps it all up together alluringly"
"From an award winning author comes this brilliant re-telling which rivals the original"