Popular Beauty and The Beast Adaptations BooksThis originally French fairy tale became popular in the s written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. When her father is imprisoned by a cursed Beast for stealing a rose, Belle, or Beauty, trades her freedom for that of her fathers. Take one beautiful, smart girl, add in a hideous beast, an enchantment, a rose, and other jealous characters sisters in the original story who try to thwart their love, and you have everything you need to write or reimagine this classic fairy tale. Les Petits Fairytales: Beauty and the Beast by Trixie Belle and Melissa Caruso-Scott, illustrated by Oliver Lake age 1 — 4 Only one word is on every page so using the word prompt and the charming illustrations, you can fill in the story as you read this board book to your child. Beauty and The Beast: A Pop-up Book of the Classic Fairy Tale by Robert Sabuda ages 3 — 7 Vibrant colorful illustrations that remind me of stained glass pop out of the pages or lift under flaps to retell this fairy tale.
Popular Beauty and The Beast Adaptations Books
Variants of the tale are known across Europe. According to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon , the story originated around 4, years ago. A widower merchant lives in a mansion with his twelve children six sons and six daughters. All his daughters are very beautiful, but the youngest, Beauty, is the most lovely, as well as kind, well-read, and pure of heart; while the elder sisters, in contrast, are cruel, selfish, vain, and spoiled. The merchant eventually loses all of his wealth in a tempest at sea, which sinks most of his merchant fleet. He and his children are consequently forced to live in a small cottage in a forest and work for a living. While Beauty makes a firm resolution to adjust to rural life with a cheerful disposition, her sisters do not and mistake her determination for stupidity.
Posted by Amber Topping Jul 13, The Beauty and the Beast story is a tale as old as time. From Cupid and Psyche to the lesser-known original novel, Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in , to the famous abridged version by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont , and ultimately to the Beauty and the Beast adaptations and retellings we watch and read in movies, television, and books today. The movies and series on this list are all adaptations of the fairy tale or are close retellings. Availability is based on U. Beastly is a Beauty and the Beast adaptation for teens. This musical adaptation is part of the film series, Cannon Movie Tales and a fan favorite.
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