Beauty and the Beast
When her father is taken prisoner by a fearsome Beast, Beauty begs the captor to take her instead. The Beast agrees, locking her away in his palace. Though he will give her whatever her heart desires - jewels, gowns, her own living quarters - she is forbidden to leave. Over time, however, Beauty sees the gentler side of the Beast, and an unexpected bond forms. But will it be strong enough to break a curse that threatens the Beast's life? In this vibrant retelling, award-winning illustrator Pat Cummings creates an enchanted fairy-tale world inspired by the art, architecture, and culture of West Africa. Ages 4 to 8.