Beauty and the Beast
Publish date: January 1st 1990
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
A simple retelling elegantly illustrated.
As tends to be the case with Brett, I found the illustrations lovely (the decorative details and setting more than the human figures) and the text a flat. Certainly enjoyed looking at it.
I always say I have a love/hate thing with Jan Brett. I think she's brilliant with her animal illustrations and so-so, even borderline creepy, with her people. So, with a story that is very people focused like Beauty and the Beast I was a little concerned. So, I'll cut to the chase - I was actual...