The Beauty and the Beast

The Beauty and the Beast

MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the creators of the illustrated Jungle Book and Peter Pan, reimagine the beloved French fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast in this deluxe unabridged edition illustrated with stunning full-color artwork and nine 3-D interactive features?published to coincide with the relea MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the creators of t...

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Title:The Beauty and the Beast
Author:Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:La Belle et la Bête
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:202 pages pages

The Beauty and the Beast Reviews

  • Mir
    Apr 21, 2020
    This is listed as having "interactive features" but they are absent from my copy. The illustrations are pleasant, not mind-blowing (don't like them as well as the Meyer picture book I had as a kid) but nice. They also don't display correctly all the time, sometim...
  • Arlene
    Feb 20, 2019
    ?Love him who loves you. Do not be misled by appearances, and release me from prison.? ?The greatest happiness fades when it is continual, derived always from the same source, and we find ourselves exempted from fear and from hope. ? Originally published in 1740, Gabriell...
  • Mina
    Jan 18, 2016
    For the Librivox audiobook edition, many thanks to Ezwa and Nadine Eckert-Boulet. This is the oldest known version of the Beauty and the Beast. For students of the beauteous French language, it has simple enough structures and a average range of vocabulary. The audiobook version is ...
  • Brina
    May 13, 2017
    The 1700s introduced fairy tales to the world. Charles Perrault penned the most famous one, Cinderella, which has spurred countless adaptations. Influenced by Perrault, Gabriella- Suzanne Barbot de Villenueve wrote the original Beauty and the Beast in 1740. Her story has also produced ...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    Jul 11, 2019
    It never even occurred to me that Beauty and the Beast was an original story in of itself, despite the fact that only about 5% of anything Disney have made has been original and without basic inspiration, however tenuous that inspiration may be. The irony of this is not lost on anyone ...
  • Hana Bilqisthi
    Mar 04, 2017
    This is my fav classic. I usually feel bored when reading classic,this one is an exception. The story break into two part: Belle and Beast. I really like the Belle part. I am quite surprise to find out that Belle is really strong girl. She always sees silver lining in everything. ...
  • Chelsea
    Dec 16, 2018
    This is one of those cases where Disney did it better. It?s not a bad story by all means but Disney added in some great morals and lots more magic. This original story was a little boring near the end. ...
  • TheMadHatter
    Sep 23, 2019
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars. Aussie Reader's 2019 September Challenge: In memory of our friend and Aussie Readers member Kim-Marie we would like you to read a book with a red cover (her favourite colour) This story was first published in 1740 and is of course the original story ...
  • Megan Agee
    Feb 17, 2019
    Very beautiful! ...
  • Casey
    Mar 24, 2019
    SPOILER ALERT!!! mild spoils ahead! As hard as it is to say for such a beautiful edition of the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast, the original story is very bogged down with words.... it doesn't read like a classic fairy tale and quite honestly felt boring some times. Th...
  • Eman
    Dec 23, 2016
    The above beauty is my copy of The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, designed by MinaLima who create the coolest books with interactive elements and gorgeous illustrations that have an old feel which is worthy of the tale-as-old-as-time. I was over the...
  • Camilla
    Mar 21, 2017
    3.5 stars! ...
  • Lara Mi
    Mar 15, 2020
    ?I will pardon thee, but upon condition that thou wilt give me one of thy daughters.? Being a favourite tale of mine, I've been meaning to read the original Beauty and the Beast for ages and finally turned to Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's version afte...
  • Michaela (Journey into Books)
    May 01, 2018
    I love the Disney version and I'm always on the look out for Beauty and the Beast retellings as Which is why I can't believe it took me so long to get around to reading the original fairy tale, though I can safely say it did not disappoint. I really joyed the fact some of thi...
  • Summer
    Jul 30, 2017
    This was a re-read of this classic fairy tale, and I think I may have even enjoyed it more this time around. I love how developed the story is, how intricate the curses are, and I love the message of what was meant for evil could be made good. The story also puts an emphasis on gratitu...
  • Flor
    Dec 11, 2017
    -? "Do not allow Beauty to depart! Make me, rather, again the Monster I was, for then I shall be her husband. She pledged her word to the Beast and I prefer that happiness to all those she has restored me to" It was nice getting to know the real original story, everyth...
  • Ana
    Dec 16, 2016
    There are a lot more dream sequences and fairies in the original story than I expected. The fairy section of the story felt tagged on in an anti-climatic manner and I still dislike how the story puts forward the mantra that you should love the person who loves you regardless of how lit...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    Mar 20, 2017
    It was so interesting to read the original story of one of my all time favourite Disney movies. It's so different in nearly every way, other than the core 'prince being the beast' plot (but I have to admit, I do prefer the Disney Classic and it's 'Disneyness&ap...
  • Zaparenko
    May 22, 2019
    really dubious feelings concerning this book. Maybe because of kind of different story that Disney showed us. Maybe because of the last 2 chapters that were so difficult to read for me ...
  • Asghar Abbas
    Apr 23, 2017
    Okay, I don't know why I thought this was a Disney thing, maybe the timing. Emma Watson was just recently our guest. But no, this is the original novel the one that has the merchant and the rose stuff going on, something I always wanted and wanted to read, two different things, ...
  • Tilly
    Nov 09, 2020
    This is one of the very few cases where I like the movie more. I'm a bit confused because Disney normally has a talent to remove all the darkness and mature themes from the old children's classics but in this case I find the romance between Belle and the Beast much more comp...
  • Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)
    Jul 31, 2018
    This is such a tough rating for me. I want to give it five stars, but I want to give it two at the same time. A happy medium of 3.5 doesn't feel right though. I've always loved the Disney version of this fairy tale more than anything, and I loved this original version too. At...
  • Bright Star
    Sep 13, 2019
    Three stars only for the edition, which is absolutely beautiful and detailed. The story, though... I expected something like the Disney movie, instead it was very, very boring. ...
  • Sarah
    Mar 01, 2017
    This version of Beauty and the Beast is the earliest as it is known today, although it is often misattributed to the heavily abridged, plagiarized version by Jeanne Marie LaPrince Beaumont, which was published about thirteen years after this one. Villeneuve's version begins wit...
  • Lauren
    Mar 28, 2017
    This was such an exquisite read made all the more delightful thanks to MiniLima's illustrations and interactive elements which made the overall reading experience a pleasure. This original 1740 story of the classic fairy-tale is VERY different to the Disney film from 1991. Fir...
  • Kirsty
    May 31, 2017
    2017 seems a fitting year in which to read The Beauty and the Beast, as Disney released its live action blockbuster just a few months ago. I did love the cartoon film as a child - my particular fondness, of course, was for the tiny chipped teacup and the glimpse of Belle's library...
  • Eleanor
    Jun 08, 2017
    What a struggle... The book itself is very well done and the illustrations are beautiful, but I really can't get through this. The Disney story is MUCH BETTER. That's it? What a struggle... The book itself is very well done and the illustrations are beautiful, but I...
  • Grace
    Apr 18, 2019
    This was a fun read. The original story was pretty different from the Disney version, but it wasn?t creepy or weird like some other fairy tales are. A lot more complicated storyline though. Some parts were actually even a bit confusing for me though, because the language is old fashi...
  • nati ♡
    Feb 07, 2020
    It was nice to read the original story, but in the end i got so bored that i skipped the last 25pages (its only 90pages long)... ...
  • Domitylle
    May 01, 2020
    This is the original story of Beauty and the Beast! The one that no one knows! Accompanied with beautiful illustrations and a magnificent cover! It's really is worth it! :) This is the original story of Beauty and the Beast! The one that no one knows! Accompanied with beau...