As Old as Time
A Twisted TaleBook - 2016
Baker & Taylor
"What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind--memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than thebeautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making"--
In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, Belle, trapped in the Beast's enchanted castle, discovers that her estranged mother was the one who placed a spell on the Beast so many years ago.
From Library Staff
While you wait for the movie, here's an interesting re-telling of the tale as old as time...
Jessica @ Communications and Systems Office: I can't express how much I love Disney's Beauty and the Beast, or how much I love retellings and twists. So this was perfect. Not only do we have a situation in which Belle might be related to a magical person, but SOMETHING BIG AND IMPORTANT happens w... Read More »
While this story begins in familiar territory, complete with Philippe, Gaston, and Mrs. Potts, a big event changes the complete path of Belle and her Beast, maybe even for the better.
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sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is some torture in the insane asylum--very quickly passed over, but still a bit disturbing.
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