Friday, August 19, 2005

Beauty by Robin Mckinley

I consider this the best adaptation of the "Beauty and the Beast" story I have ever had the pleasure to read (and re-read). Ms McKinley takes the time to set up and introduce us to Beauty and her family in such a way that we know them. The way that Beauty ends up at the Beasts' estate is skillfully told. And the unfolding of events after Beauty arrives leads naturally to the conclusion of the story. The book transports you to this world and spins a tale you cannot put down. It is a great read for both adults and young readers.


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