Beauty and the Beast by Ursula Jones
  

Beauty and the Beast

Written by Ursula Jones
Illustrated by Sarah Gibb

Synopsis

Beauty and the Beast by Ursula Jones

Enter a world of enchantment with classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. When Beauty is sent to live in an enchanted castle with a mysterious beast, she discovers that things are never quite as they seem ... But can she break the curse and find true love before it's too late? Discover all the magic and excitement of the original fairy tale in this glorious picture book retelling. With exquisite, intricately detailed illustrations from Sarah Gibb and a sumptuous, gold-foiled cover - this is a book to treasure for years to come. 'Ursula Jones' sparkling retelling of Beauty and the Beast is gloriously offest by Sarah Gibb's bright, striking illustrations' - Good Book Guide

Reviews

One of the best retellings of my all time favourite fairy tale. Stunningly illustrated by Sarah Gibb and enchantingly retold by Ursula Jones. * Bath Chronicle * Exquisitely detailed style... elegant retelling of Beauty and the Beast... will grace any library shelves. * The School Librarian * Ursula Jones

's bright, striking illustrations. * Good Book Guide * Beautifully illustrated and as enchanting as the movie by the same name, this new version of a classic tale is perfect for reading to a little princess with a vivid imagination. * Daily Record * Sarah Gibb's cleverly contrasting illustrations make this version of the fairytale classic one to treasure. * Cork Evening Echo * Some picture books are also works of art and Sarah Gibb's elegant illustrations, and particularly her silhouettes, make this an example. Jones returns to the traditional 18th Century tale for this stunning publication. * Newcastle Journal * Stylishly illustrated by Sarah Gibb. * Sunday Express *'

About the Author

Ursula Jones

Ursula Jones has had a long and successful career writing for children. In 2003 she won a gold Smartie Award and in 2008 she was awarded the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; she has a dual career as both a writer and an actress.

Ursula’s creativity was undoubtedly influenced by her unique childhood and early literary encounters. She lived in the house where Arthur Ransome spent his schooldays and where he set much of his well-known Swallows and Amazons series. She also met Beatrix Potter, at that time rather elderly and bad-tempered, who chided her sister for trespassing on her land. Frequently moving house, enjoying an abundance of physical freedom and a lack of parental guidance, Ursula grew up in the perfect environment for nurturing her imagination helping her to develop her own extraordinary gift for storytelling.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Ursula Jones
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Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th September 2013

ISBN

9781408312728


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