What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Book Creators

Upcoming Events

  • None

Recent Blog Posts

These are the most recent 10 blog posts about Before the Beast in JacketFlap's Children's Publishing Blog Reader


Book Awards

Editorial Reviews


JacketFlap Sponsors

Spread the word about books.
Put this Widget on your blog!
  • Powered by JacketFlap.com

Are you a book Publisher?
Learn about Widgets now!

Before the Beast

Average rating
4.3 out of 5
Based on 3 Ratings and 3 Reviews

Book Description
Before there was a fairy tale about Beauty and the Beast, there was a myth about Cupid and Psyche. Their story first appeared in written form around AD 160 in The Golden Ass by Lucius Apuleius, although it existed centuries before in oral tradition. Before the Beast moves Psyche to Thrace, around the region of present-day Bulgaria and about the time of Celtic and Greek wars within Thrace (500 BC).... More
Book Information
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages168
Publication Date01/14/2008
The Creators
About Karen Fyke Kirchel (Author) : I am a former youth services' librarian from Florida. Now I live in the Charleston, SC, area and right now am a full-time mommy to a very active two-year-old. I have two books published: "Irrepres... more
View Karen Fyke Kirchel's profile
You must be a member of JacketFlap to add a video to this page. Please Log In or Register.
Reader Comments
2/18/2008 Marilyn Panton said: Sounds intriguing and I will pick up a copy to read.
tags: Inspired me

Add your reply to Marilyn       

2/6/2008 S. Brooke

Add your reply to S.       

Log In or Register to leave a comment about this book.

Amazon US Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.com for this book
Amazon UK Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.co.uk for this book
Barnes & Noble Reviews
Write a review on Barnes & Noble for this book
Goodreads Reviews
Write a review on Goodreads for this book