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Though her two sisters are beautiful, Beauty, despite her name, is thin and awkward–but she’s also courageous. So when her father makes a terrible promise to a Beast living in an enchanted castle, Beauty knows she must volunteer to be the Beast’s prisoner.

New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinley has won numerous awards for her writing, including the prestigious Newbery Medal.

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  • “Charlotte Parry’s nuanced reading of this fairy tale retelling will enchant listeners. From her spirited renditions of wealthy life in the city and her solid characterizations of country characters to a fearful voicing of the Beast, Parry embraces the core of the iconic story.”

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  • “Charlotte Parry’s narration brings out the charm of this older children’s rendition of this timeless fairy tale. Parry lends a dainty yet spirited voice to the young protagonist who, although plain, is nicknamed Beauty. Parry’s down-to-earth narration captures Beauty’s innocence as well as her determination to take her father’s place as the beast’s prisoner…Through pacing and inflections Parry highlights Beauty’s wide-eyed, and sometimes fearful, astonishment at the luxuries and magic of the castle. Slight tweaks to Parry’s English accent and deeper tones help differentiate the men’s voices, and she offers a hint of gentlemanly eloquence to the Beast’s gruff demeanor.”


  • A 2015 School Library Journal Top Pick of Summer Audiobooks
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