When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside. However, when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to make a terrible promise – to sacrifice one daughter to the Beast, with no guarantee that she will ever be seen again. Beauty accepts the challenge. Sent alone to the Beast’s castle, she is swept into an extraordinary story of magic and love that transcends all boundaries… A spellbinding modern classic based upon a fairytale from Robin McKinley, winner of the Newbery Medal and the ALA Best Book Prize.

“A captivating first-person fantasy novel that explores and expands some of the compelling elements of the original tale.” Booklist

“McKinley’s Beauty is more than skin deep.” Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

Beauty is a classic reworking of a classic. McKinley wraps it all up together alluringly.” TES

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    Winner of the US Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown in 1985.

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