Beauty and the Beast, the Only One Who Didn't Run Away: A Wish Novel (Twice Upon a Time #3) : A Wish Novel

Series: Twice Upon a Time

by Wendy Mass

Scholastic Paperbacks
May 2013

Ages 11 – 13 . Grades 6 – 8

Lexile measure: 760L

DRA: 60

Guided Reading: W



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

Wendy Mass is the author of award-winning books for young readers, including 11 Birthdays, Finally, 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.


  • Praise for 13 Gifts:

    * "Mass keeps the plot jumping like a fireworks display; there's one surprise spark after another, all coming together at the end for a breathtaking finale." - School Library Journal, starred review

    "In equal parts philosophical and wryly humorous, this magical tale will satisfy both fans and new readers alike." - Kirkus Reviews

    Praise for 11 Birthdays:

    * "Girls will relate to Amanda's insecurities, and the confidence and insights she gains will resonate with them. Mass's expertise with pacing keeps the story moving at a lively clip, and her understanding of this age group is as finely honed as ever."- Publishers Weekly, starred review

    * "A rewarding choice for readers and a natural for booktalks and discussion groups." - Booklist, starred review


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545310192

288pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝