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 illustrations. This new picturebook makes a beautiful keepsake that children will pore over for years to come.
Praise for Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
"Rylant's elegant, euphonious text delights and inspires."
Praise for Hansel and Gretel
"[L]ibraries will want to add this distinctive retelling for Rylant's strong-minded voice and Corace's attractive art."
School Library Journal
Praise for Walt Disney's Cinderella
* "[A]n elegant retelling."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant has written many books for children, including the Newbery-Medal-winning novel Missing May, the Mr. Putter and Tabby series, and Dog Heaven. Visit her online at www.cynthiarylant.com.
Meg Park is a character designer and illustrator who makes her home in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has illustrated the Anna, Banana series and worked on projects with Disney, Nickelodeon, and Paramount, among others. You can visit her online at www.megpark.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just a lovely book. Beautifully concise and illustrated. Just right for a read aloud, but a delightful personal read as well. The last sentence in the book brought tears. Highly recommend for homes and libraries.