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The Resource Beauty and the beast, retold and illustrated by Jan Brett

Beauty and the beast, retold and illustrated by Jan Brett

Label
Beauty and the beast
Title
Beauty and the beast
Statement of responsibility
retold and illustrated by Jan Brett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast
Member of
Tone
Illustration
Review
A single peacock feather, its delicate beauty rendered in meticulous detail, sets the tone for this sumptuous retelling of a classic fairy tale. The story is a familiar one, with true love triumphing over a wicked enchantment in the end (the moral, of course, is "never judge a book by its cover"). But the central attraction is the illustrations. Brett's images glide by in a kaleidoscope of luminous color: iridescent blues and greens flow from page to page, entwined with the radiant shades of Beauty's own symbol, the rose. Brett, whose trademark is her careful detail, leaves hidden clues for sharp-eyed readers that hint at the Beast's secret--such as mottoed tapestries and glimpses of the meddlesome fairy herself, decked out naturally enough as a peacock butterfly. But it's the recurring motif of the peacock, itself a symbol of vanity and surface appearances, that ties the threads of the story together. It's a brilliant marriage of artwork and text; once again Brett proves herself a contemporary illustrator of consummate skill. Ages 6-12. (Sept.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
086463
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Beauty and the beast
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brett, Jan
Dewey number
398.2/1/0944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
JP
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 6
Reading level
  • 5.3
  • 3.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Folklore
  • Fairy tales
  • Folklore
  • Fairy tales
  • Folklore
  • France
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Beauty and the beast, retold and illustrated by Jan Brett
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
ocn720634771
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
30 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780399257315
Lccn
2011013311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)720634771
Label
Beauty and the beast, retold and illustrated by Jan Brett
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
ocn720634771
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
30 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780399257315
Lccn
2011013311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)720634771

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