Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Enter a world of enchantment with this magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast Award winning author Ursula Jones tells the story with elegance and humour capturing all the magic and excitement of t

  • Title: Beauty and the Beast
  • Author: Ursula Jones Sarah Gibb
  • ISBN: 9781408312711
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Enter a world of enchantment with this magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast Award winning author Ursula Jones tells the story with elegance and humour, capturing all the magic and excitement of this timeless fairy tale Illustrated with exquisite style by Sarah Gibb, this is a beautiful book to pore over and cherish.

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    1. 3.5 starsThe illustrations were lovely, but not quite as detailed as in The Princess Who Had No Kingdom. There are far fewer silhouettes.The retelling was good up to the moment where the Beast is STARVING himself to death because Beauty is not returning home. Seriously? No.I did like how Beauty staying on longer than promised was presented though."We'll make her break her promise to return in a week. Then the Beast will eat her," said one."We'll beg her to stay when the week is up. We'll pretend [...]

    2. This is NOT the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. This is based on the original fairy tale by French author Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. In this version, Belle's father is a wealthy merchant. She has two sisters who are selfish and mean. Their father loses all of his money and they are forced to move to a small house in the country. On a return trip from the city, Belle's father becomes lost in a blizzard and comes across the Beast's home. The Beast says he will kill the man for taki [...]

    3. Ursula Jones takes the reader back to the 18th century with an intriguing version of the classic, Beauty and the Beast. In this story, a rich merchant has three pretty daughters, however his youngest, Beauty, radiates the most splendor. After the loss of his fortune, the family moves to the country. When a previously lost ship arrives, the merchant hopes to gain a profit, but is only able to use the money to settle his debts. During his return home, he becomes lost in a blizzard and stumbles upo [...]

    4. I thought this was going to be the answer to all of my prayers for the perfect read aloud fairy tale book for first grade. Alas, it was not. The illustrations by Sarah Gibb ( of Emily Windsnap fame) feast the eyes and bring alive the stories of all characters whether beast or beauty. The telling of the tale is too wordy, however, for a read aloud. Some of the best listeners could sit still for the whole book, which I soldiered through for one class, but others wanted to know if the story was ove [...]

    5. Beautiful illustrations, most especially the silhouette pages, with the exception of the Beast, who was ugly but not even in a prettily-drawn ugly sort-of way. The story was hardly an exceptional retelling, the dialogue wasn't great, and I fail to see how exactly Beauty ever fell in love with the Beast. It also lacked that fairytale romance I've come to expect from Beauty and The Beast. Still, a lovely book and little girls will likely love it.But Beast was so bloody melodramatic, I swear I coul [...]

    6. Pretty standard version of the text (although I don't recall the Beast threatening to eat the father, usually) and pretty illustrations. Basically the same pluses and minuses (SO MUCH PINK!) as I assessed for her Rapunzel: Based on the Original Story by the Brothers Grimm.

    7. Beautiful and wonderfully detailed illustrations, but the story is a little bit superficial, sadly it is too simple, without real depth. It is not a remarkable retelling of the “Beauty and the Beast”. But again, the illustrations are outstanding!

    8. Faithful rendition of the fairy tale with a few tweaks. Done up with lovely art -- a mix of delicate and delicately colored illustrations, with fine and detailed silhouettes (with a few splashes of color.)

    9. Salvo qualche piccolo tocco nei dialoghi, la fiaba, riscritta per l’occasione da Ursula Jones, rimane quella classica. Le illustrazioni di Sarah Gibb, quelle sì sono spettacolari, da sole valgono l’intero libro. Consigliato a tutti gli amanti delle fiabe classiche.

    10. Ursula Jones's retelling of the story is much more interesting than the ones you usually see. There still isn't much depth or logic to it, because hey, it's a fairy tale. But as a bonus, Sarah Gibb's illustrations really are impossibly beautiful.

    11. Absolutely stunning illustrations.I love love Beauty and the Beast. I also borrowed the movie from the library so this weekend at home is about to be WILD.

    12. This classic tale as told by Ursula Jones is a refreshing departure from the Disney version. Jones use of color and lack of color gives this story an interesting look. The black figures, surrounding structures and castle allow her to create a striking contrast to the beautiful night sky and the illuminated rooms of the castle that are bursting with color. This book I feel would be for second or third graders, with large paragraphs covering some of the pages. The story includes Belle's sisters wh [...]

    13. I found the art to be incredibly enticing. The colors, very well thought out. It was also interesting to hear one of the original renditions of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale. I was very surprised at the cruelty of the sisters and how dark it really was. (Well, I shouldn't be surprised considering the stigma of step sisters in fairy tales in general haha). Overall I thoroughly enjoyed reading this even is the dialogue and some of the pacing seemed a bit off for me.

    14. I read this to my granddaughter tonight and was disappointed. As everyone notes, the illustrations are excellent. The writing leaves much to be desired. The choppy and scattered style feels like a hurried draft rather than final copy. Lastly, not only is the writing simply hard to read, it sounds poorly read out loud.

    15. The illustrations in this classical fairytale are beautiful, enchanting and attention grabbing. The Beast is represented with great detail. It is a wonderful retell in comparison to a few of the other versions. Jones use of color within each illustration tells the magical story of love all on its own from beginning to end.

    16. The illustrations for this book are beautiful. I've never read the actual story of Beauty and the Beast, and I rather liked it. It was sweet, and I enjoyed Beauty's honesty with the Beast. I really enjoyed this book!

    17. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairytales. I came across this book and decided to read it in advance of the new film coming out. It is a sweet, and traditional retelling, with particularly awful sisters for Beauty. I love the silhouette-style illustrations by Sarah Gibb, accented by pops of colour, as well as her full-colour illustrations. Recommended for any Beauty and the Beast fans.

    18. Beauty and the BeastBy Ursula Jones, illustrated by Sarah GibbBeauty is a young girl who has two sisters and a father. Throughout the book, her two sisters are very jealous of her; her father is a rich merchant who lost his fortune and had to move out of the city and into the countryside. Beauty and the merchant became farmers and the sisters stayed together and searched for their princes in the forests, to no avail. The merchant found a ship that had come into the harbour so set out for the cit [...]

    19. A merchant had three daughters two whom wish to get marry to wealthy men, and Beauty who wanted to stay home with her father. He end up losing all his money to misfortune and Beauty's sisters were upset, because now they were poor; however, the merchant found out where his missing boat was and went to go get to sell it, but that money end up being for his debt. Once he try travelling back home a storm hit and he had thought he would die of coldness, yet a beast save him and let him stay at his m [...]

    20. This is one of my traditional fairy tale picture books. The “Beauty and the Beast” by Ursula Jones and Sarah Gibb closely resembles the original version by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont. However, in this story there are two sisters who remind me of the sisters in Cinderella. As I read this version to my students, I found my 2nd graders making comments about the sisters, as that seemed to be what sparked their interest about the book. The story is lengthy and contains eloquent language a [...]

    21. Is there a version of Beauty and the Beast that we have not yet read? At this point, I'm totally an expert on the many, many versions of how this tale can be told! This one is in the style of French folklore - We have the jealous sisters, the merchant father who goes bankrupt and moves everyone to the countryd then all the other traditional elementsMy little one LOVES this book. She has taken to sleeping with it under her pillow. (CUTE!) Since she knows it belongs the library, she asked if we co [...]

    22. Beauty and the Beast is the tale of a father with three daughters. They lose their fortune and move to the countryside. The father leaves and meets the Beast. The beast threatens to kill him unless the father brought back Beauty (one of the mans daughters). Beauty stays with the Beast and they end up falling in love. The story ends on a good note and Beauty is also reunited with her family.I have always loved this tale from ever since i was little. This book tells the story magnificently and mak [...]

    23. Spoilers, maybe. But who hasn't heard of Beauty and the Beast? Anyway, I love fairy tales and have read many variations and retellings of this one. I did not enjoy this retelling. The artwork was okay, but nothing special, in my opinion. The dialogue felt too modern. Beauty is supposed to be this kind and selfless person, but this Beauty didn't seem that way at all. I know this is a book for kids, but she felt wooden in this version. All the characters did, in fact. At the end, it was like, "Yes [...]

    24. This is a U. K. import that retells the classic tale of the Beast and Beauty. It includes the presumed original’s elements of Belle’s two avaricious and heartless sisters. Their hate of Beauty plays an integral part in this standard tale of good versus evil and the power of true love. The descriptive prose follows the traditional tale and contains a few British idioms. The illustrations are dramatic, ranging from layered silhouettes to romantic scenes shot with jolts of bright pink. The larg [...]

    25. I read this for week 9 fairy tale picture book.This version of Beauty and the Beast was a fun read-aloud to my class. The illustrations were very well done and engaging and the story had some humor in it. It takes the reader back to the 18th century and it is different from the Disney version. My students enjoyed trying to make connections to the other Beauty and the Beast book we read. There are similarities to Jan Brett's version but this version had 2 sisters that seemed just like the sisters [...]

    26. Original nomination suggestion: "Illustrations are beautiful!"Ms. Laura: I like this book. The story is really well done for readers of all ages. Nothing too scary for the little kids but not too easy for older readers. This picture book style fairy tale might be one of my favorite editions because of the illustrations. The nomination suggestion was right beautiful! The silhouette of the characters, the soft glows from the candles only slightly illuminating scenes, too full blown beauty in the d [...]

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