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Beauty and the Beast

By Ursula Jones
Illustrated by Sarah Gibb

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

A glorious picture book retelling of classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.

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

Biographical Notes

Ursula Jones is an award-winning author and actress. She has written many books for children, including The Witch's Children and the Queen, winner of the Nestle Gold Award, and The Witch's Children go to School, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Ursula lives in London and France.

Sarah Gibb studied at Central St Martin's College of Art and the University of Brighton. Her illustrations have appeared in publications all over the world, including Vogue, Elle and Time Magazine. Sarah has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling Tiara Club series. She lives in London with her husband and two young children.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408312728
  • Publication date: 05 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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' sparkling retelling of Beauty and the Beast is gloriously offset by Sarah Gibb'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
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