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Beauty and the Beast

by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve

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Series: MinaLima Illustrated Classics

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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 release of the blockbuster Disney live-action musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Emma Thompson. Generations of readers have been bewitched by the epic love story of a beautiful young girl imprisoned in the magical castle of a monstrous beast. Now, the classic fairy tale is brought to life in this spectacular illustrated edition as originally envisioned by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740. The Beauty and the Beast is packed with specially commissioned, full-color artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including:  a fold-out map of the rich French city where the Merchant (Beauty's father) and his family reside; a fold out that reveals the interior of the Beast's enchanted palace; a series of flaps (similar to an Advent calendar) that open to reveal different entertainments; available to Beauty in the Beast's palace; a dial of the ring Beauty turns on her finger to return to the Beast. This unique gift edition takes readers on a captivating journey through a mystical land filled with enchanting inhabitants. MiniLima's imaginative artwork, exquisite detail, and engaging design recreate this timeless romantic adventure as never before in a lush unabridged gift edition sure to be cherished for years to come. Disney's live-action movie musical version of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Dreamgirls), stars Harry Potter alumna Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.… (more)
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I hate to say that the Disney movie is a great improvement on this "original" version, with it's dream sequences and postscript of multiple chapters of narratively null contorted explanations for what happened and total disclaimed snobbery. I did love the Palace's television room, though that would bollix a dramatization in no time. ( )
  quondame | Mar 27, 2023 |
It was fun to revisit one of the oldest versions of this story we have extant. I had forgotten how different it is from more current versions, and I admit to getting a little lost in which king was married to which fairy and whose daughter was half fairy and so on. But overall I love it. ( )
  scaifea | Feb 21, 2023 |
This was much more convoluted that I had thought it would be, with all the main characters not really who they had thought they had been for their entire life. Nevertheless, a little better than average read. 153 pages 3.5 stars ( )
  Tess_W | Oct 2, 2021 |
Beautiful illustrations, pop-ups. and 3D art telling the story of Beauty and the Beast by the first published author the tale. I enjoyed it. There are not as many villains in this version but Beauty agrees to take her father's place at the Beast's palace for the rose. Beauty must fall for the Beast to break the curse on him. His story is told and so is hers. I was a bit confused at times as no one has a name. Each person has a description of who she or he is but no names. This is my favorite fairy tale. ( )
  Sheila1957 | Feb 15, 2019 |
I'm not going to lie, I'm giving this 5 out of 5 stars simply because this book is so gorgeous. The illustrations are divine and the interactive elements are beautiful. I honestly can't recall the last time I was so bowled over by how pretty a book was. The text and story are quite different from what most people remember in the Disney version. The text in this book is used from one of the original French translations, so there are some big notable differences. Beauty has lots of siblings, there is no Gaston, no talking household items, lots of fairies, and trickery, and more. It's not bad, just different. The text can also be a little clunky, but I think that's due to the translation and time period it was written. Kids (and adults) will be enthralled enough in the illustrations and interactive elements to not care. A beautiful book that will light up any bookshelf. ( )
  ecataldi | Sep 25, 2017 |
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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 release of the blockbuster Disney live-action musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Emma Thompson. Generations of readers have been bewitched by the epic love story of a beautiful young girl imprisoned in the magical castle of a monstrous beast. Now, the classic fairy tale is brought to life in this spectacular illustrated edition as originally envisioned by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740. The Beauty and the Beast is packed with specially commissioned, full-color artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including:  a fold-out map of the rich French city where the Merchant (Beauty's father) and his family reside; a fold out that reveals the interior of the Beast's enchanted palace; a series of flaps (similar to an Advent calendar) that open to reveal different entertainments; available to Beauty in the Beast's palace; a dial of the ring Beauty turns on her finger to return to the Beast. This unique gift edition takes readers on a captivating journey through a mystical land filled with enchanting inhabitants. MiniLima's imaginative artwork, exquisite detail, and engaging design recreate this timeless romantic adventure as never before in a lush unabridged gift edition sure to be cherished for years to come. Disney's live-action movie musical version of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Dreamgirls), stars Harry Potter alumna Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.

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