Beauty and the Beast by Ursula Jones
  

Synopsis

Beauty and the Beast by Ursula Jones

Enter a world of enchantment with this magical picture book retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Award-winning author Ursula Jones tells the story with elegance, warmth and humour, capturing all the magic and excitement of this timeless fairy tale classic. With exquisite, intricately detailed illustrations from Sarah Gibb and a sumptuous, gold-foiled cover, this is a book to pore over and treasure - making this the perfect gift for princesses (and princes) everywhere. 'Ursula Jones' sparkling retelling of Beauty and the Beast is gloriously offest by Sarah Gibb's bright, striking illustrations' - Good Book Guide

Reviews

Stylishly illustrated by Sarah Gibb. Sunday Express 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 Sarah Gibb's cleverly contrasting illustrations make this version of the fairytale classic one to treasure. Cork Evening Echo 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 Ursula Jones

's bright, striking illustrations. Good Book Guide Exquisitely detailed style... elegant retelling of Beauty and the Beast... will grace any library shelves. The School Librarian 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'

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
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Ursula Jones
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Publisher

Publication date

5th September 2013

ISBN

9781408312728


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