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Belle: A Retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" - Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft, Renato Alarcao
Belle: A Retelling of "Beauty and the Beast"
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Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters' awe-inspiring beauty. So she withdraws from society, devoting her time to wood carving. Secretly, Belle longs to find the fabled Heartwood Tree. If carved by the right hands, the Heartwood will reveal the face of one's true... show more
Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters' awe-inspiring beauty. So she withdraws from society, devoting her time to wood carving. Secretly, Belle longs to find the fabled Heartwood Tree. If carved by the right hands, the Heartwood will reveal the face of one's true love. During a fierce storm, Belle's father stumbles upon the mysterious Heartwood -- and encounters a terrifying and lonely Beast. Now Belle must carve the Heartwood to save her father, and learn to see not with the eyes of her mind, but with the eyes of her heart.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9781416961314 (1416961313)
ASIN: 1416961313
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
Series: Once Upon A Time Fairytales
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4.0 Belle: A Retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" (Once Upon a Time (Simon Pulse))
I love retellings! Okay, maybe not that much. But I still love retellings. Maybe I'm not crazy over them because I know what to expect, having heard the original story. Anyway, after reading Cameron Dokey's GOLDEN, I figured I would have to read more of her books. I pretty much enjoyed it. There wer...
CJ the Book Peddler
CJ the Book Peddler rated it
5.0 Belle: A Retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" (Once Upon a Time)
Wow.One of the best re-tellings of Beauty & the Beast that I've seen in a long time.
Jessie Reads Everything
Jessie Reads Everything rated it
4.0
I liked this! Not your average look at this fairy tale and it was a nice short read.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
3.0
Strongly reminiscent of Robin McKinley's retelling of the same fairy tale in Rose Daughter, only shortened and simplified for a younger readership.
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it
Nice and simple retelling of the classic, with an interesting look at "Beauty" and what that is and how Belle deals with not having it as her gorgeous sisters do. It adds very little to the canon for this story, but I loved April and Dominic. Still, the ending was rushed.
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