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  • Beast
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Kindle Edition, 2015
  • The Beast
    Recorded Books, Audible Audio Edition, 2008
  • Beast
    , Library Binding, 2008
  • Beast (Persian Fairy Tale)
    Thorndike Press, Hardcover, 2005
  • Beast
    Simon Pulse, Mass Market Paperback, 2004
  • Beast
    Tandem Library, School & Library Binding, 2004
  • Beast
    Simon Pulse, Paperback, 2004
  • Beast
    Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media, Turtleback, 2002
  • Beast
    Simon Pulse, Paperback, 2002
  • Beast
    Rebound by Sagebrush, School & Library Binding, 2002
  • Beast
    Recorded Books, Unknown Binding, 2001
  • Beast (Recorded Books)
    Recorded Books, Audio CD, 2001
  • Beast
    Atheneum, Hardcover, 2000
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    Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 1999
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    Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 1980

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Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 79 Ratings and 73 Reviews

Book Description
In a narrative as glittering and richly detailed as a Persian miniature, Donna Jo Napoli interprets and amplifies the tale of Beauty and the Beast with startling originality. We've seen her keen psychological insights, surprising viewpoints, and clever twists on traditional fairy tales in previous novels: Hansel and Gretel in The Magic Circle, Rapunzel in Zel, Jack and the Beanstalk in ... More
Book Information
PublisherSan Val
BindingSchool & Library Binding (15 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages260
Publication Date07/2004
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The Creators
About Donna Jo Napoli (Author) : Donna Jo Napoli is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Donna Jo Napoli include Daughter of Venice, Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale, Fire in the... more
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Reader Comments
6/28/2011 Paloma Herrera said: I love the retelling of Beauty and the Beast. But this time its the Beast's version.

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3/3/2010 Courtney Rene said: This is the story of Beast, from the tale of Beauty and the Beast. This is his story. How he came to be, what transpired, how he became what he was when he met Beauty. Lovely descriptions and emotions. Nice, easy read.
tags: I recommend, I read

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