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Beauty and the Beast

(2012)
A Picture Book by

 
 
A captivating retelling of the nation's favourite fairy tale, from the nation's favourite storyteller, Michael Morpurgo.

After encountering a fearsome beast at a mysterious palace, down-on-his-luck merchant Marco is forced to make a promise in exchange for his life: he must persuade one of his three daughters to return to the palace in his place - but she must come of her own free will.

Beautiful, kind-hearted Belle agrees at once to return to the palace, and there she and the Beast exist companionably, with the Beast asking of Belle the same question at the end of each day: "Dearest Belle, will you marry me?"

After a return home to consult with her father, Belle resolves to follow her heart and return to the Beast, but her plans are thwarted by the trickery of her jealous sisters. When, at last, Belle is able to find her way back to the palace, she finds her beloved Beast lying as still as death on the ground. As Belle's tears fall on his face, the Beast is transformed into a handsome prince - the ancient spell upon him broken by Belle's tears of true love...

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-756411-2 / 978-0-00-756411-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-751340-2 / 978-0-00-751340-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-747352-4 / 978-0-7235-3863-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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Audio Editions

September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo, Loretta Schauer - illustrator
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo, Loretta Schauer - illustrator
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo, Loretta Schauer - illustrator
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA