Wendy Mass tells the story of Beauty and the Beast, as never heard before!
When you're stuck with the name Beauty, people expect a lot from you, like beauty and grace and courage and a sense of style. But what if you have a perfect older sister who really should have had your name instead of you?
And when you're a prince, you're supposed to be athletic and commanding and brave and tall. But what if all you like to do is play the bagpipes (badly), study the stars, and try to figure out how to make worms live forever?
When Beauty's life turns upside down and she's forced to head out into the world, she has to figure out just who she wants to be. And when Prince Riley suddenly grows fur, and nails as sharp as sticks, he has to learn that even a beast's appearance can be deceiving.
Journey back to the days when fairy tales were true with this fun and fresh spin on a timeless tale!
Wendy Mass is the author of award-winning books for young readers, including 11 Birthdays
, 13 Gifts
, The Last Present
, and the Twice Upon a Time series; as well as A Mango-Shaped Space
, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
, Leap Day
, Every Soul a Star
, Space Taxi
, and The Candymakers
. She lives with her family in New Jersey.