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The Resource Beauty & the beast, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont ; as retold by Mahlon F. Craft ; and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft

Beauty & the beast, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont ; as retold by Mahlon F. Craft ; and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft

Label
Beauty & the beast
Title
Beauty & the beast
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont ; as retold by Mahlon F. Craft ; and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
Title variation
Beauty and the beast
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a glorious castle set deep in a mysterious forest, the tale of a father's fate-filled promise and a daughter's courage unfolds. This story, themed on Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's version first published in France in 1756, is filled with sumptuous paintings and ornamental detail
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • Gr 2–5—A sumptuous retelling of this well-known story. An author and illustrator's note explains that the Crafts conducted extensive research before finalizing their own text for this classic tale, examining not only Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's version, which was published in France in 1756, but numerous other retellings as well. What has emerged is an adaptation that effectively captures the mystery and magic of this tale in lyrical language. Some dark elements and the length make this book more appropriate for older elementary students. The illustrations are nothing short of gorgeous. Rendered with miniature sable brushes in oil and watercolor on gesso panels, they are rich in detail and depth of color. There is a certain misty luminosity that carries readers into this forest of illusion. VERDICT Even libraries that own Marianna Mayer's beautiful Beauty and the Beast (Four Winds, 1978) should still consider this enchanting addition.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ --Grace Oliff (Reviewed 03/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 3, p166)
  • Lush, intricate oil paintings distinguish this retelling of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's 18th-century version of the familiar fairy tale.While the Beast is present, lurking behind Beauty, on the jacket, the intricately detailed paintings do far more to emphasize beauty than beastliness. Almost each recto holds an illustration, laden with decorative embellishments in setting, characters' dress, and the material culture of the setting, while the facing versos are text-heavy with Mahlon Craft's retelling, which is laid out with ornate historiated initials. Exceptions to this design arise at full, wordless double-page spreads punctuating the verbal narration at key points in the tale: when Beauty first rides to Beast's castle; when she enjoys the splendors there; when she cradles the near-dead Beast in her arms. These moments highlight Beauty as the protagonist even though Beast is the one who transforms at book's end, when his blond, rosy appearance confirms an all-white cast of characters. Indeed, apart from his jacket appearance, he appears in beast form only three times. This speaks to a pacing problem in the book: lengthy blocks of text covering lots of narrative ground seem at odds with the finite moments depicted in the facing illustrations. While the gorgeous intricacy of the illustrations invites poring over, readers may miss details from the text that are excluded from the art.A beautiful retelling that may well daunt readers accustomed to the far shorter picture-book texts of today. (Picture book. 6-10)(Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10516769
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Craft, Mahlon F
Dewey number
  • 398.2
  • [E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-8
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1711-1780
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Craft, Kinuko
  • Leprince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Beauty and the beast (Tale)
  • Folklore
  • Fairy tales
  • Friendship
  • Beauty and the beast (Tale)
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Royalty
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Beauty & the beast, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont ; as retold by Mahlon F. Craft ; and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn927377475
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780060539191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927377475
Label
Beauty & the beast, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont ; as retold by Mahlon F. Craft ; and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn927377475
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780060539191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927377475

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