Beauty and the Beast by Mahlon F. Craft
  

Beauty and the Beast

Written by Mahlon F. Craft
Illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft

RRP £12.99

Synopsis

Beauty and the Beast by Mahlon F. Craft

Award-winning team Mahlon and Kinuko Craft bring us a gorgeous and vivid retelling of the classic story of Beauty and the Beast in this stunningly illustrated picture book.The tale is as old as time: A man steals a rose from the garden of a beast. His beautiful daughter sacrifices herself to a life in the beast's castle to protect her father. The beast and the girl fall in love and live happily ever after...This beloved tale is captured with lyrical prose and lavish illustration. In the spirit of the Crafts' previous collaborations, their acclaimed fairy-tale retellings of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, this timeless tale is brought to life with sumptuous paintings and ornamental detail in this lush picture book to be cherished at story time again and again.

Reviews

Effectively captures the mystery and magic of this tale in lyrical language. The illustrations are nothing short of gorgeous. There is a certain misty luminosity that carries readers into this forest of illusion. -- School Library Journal

About the Author

Mahlon F. Craft came to writing late in life. Beauty and the Beast is his second published work as an author. He is a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After completing postgraduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1960s, he worked as an award-winning art director and graphic designer. Beauty and the Beast is the ninth picture book of his design. Kinuko Y. Craft has won more than one hundred graphic-arts awards, including five gold medals from the Society of Illustrators. In 2008, she was inducted into their Hall of Fame. Her art has been in print for almost half a century, appearing on the covers of such prestigious publications as Time and Newsweek. Her illustrated books on Greek myths and of classic fairy tales have been published in the United States and other English-language countries, and in Europe, China, and Korea. Says Kirkus Reviews, Every detail of her work-the flowers by a spring, a red cloak unfurled against a blue sky, moonlight on a tiger's back-is beautifully rendered. Beauty and the Beast is her ninth illustrated book.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years

Author

Mahlon F. Craft
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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Publication date

26th July 2016

ISBN

9780060539191


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