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Who was Beast,

before Beauty found him?

Orasmyn is a young Persian prince with all the privileges and responsibilities his royal position holds. But when he falters and makes a single wrong decision, his pride angers a pari — a fairy — who sets an ancient curse into motion, crucially changing his life on the worst day possible, and forcing him to leave his beloved Persia and his precious family in order to escape death at his father's unwitting hands. With all the cunning he can muster from his human memories and his new beastly instincts, Orasmyn makes his way to India and back, across Europe to France, in search of redemption and forgiveness. Beast is his story. A French beauty named Belle is his redeemer. And then you know the rest. But this is before the rest. This is the story of Beast.

Here is Beauty and the Beast as only Donna Jo Napoli can tell it. Like a mosaic-tile artisan, she juxtaposes the unexpected — the exotic Middle East and the sensuous France, a courtly prince and a hulking lion, a ferocious beast and an undaunted young woman — and weaves their flavors into her story of Orasmyn's plight, creating a new classic from the old, an epic that lingers like the scent of a rose.

Synopsis:

Napoli elaborates on the tale of "Beauty and the Beast", told from the point of view of the beast and set in Persia and France. Like a mosaic tile artisan, the author juxtaposes the unexpected and weaves her story to create a new classic from an old one.

Synopsis:

Who was Beast,
before Beauty found him?

Orasmyn is a young Persian prince with all the privileges and responsibilities his royal position holds. But when he falters and makes a single wrong decision, his pride angers a pari — a fairy — who sets an ancient curse into motion, crucially changing his life on the worst day possible, and forcing him to leave his beloved Persia and his precious family in order to escape death at his father's unwitting hands. With all the cunning he can muster from his human memories and his new beastly instincts, Orasmyn makes his way to India and back, across Europe to France, in search of redemption and forgiveness. Beast is his story. A French beauty named Belle is his redeemer. And then you know the rest. But this is before the rest. This is the story of Beast.

Here is Beauty and the Beast as only Donna Jo Napoli can tell it. Like a mosaic-tile artisan, she juxtaposes the unexpected — the exotic Middle East and the sensuous France, a courtly prince and a hulking lion, a ferocious beast and an undaunted young woman — and weaves their flavors into her story of Orasmyn's plight, creating a new classic from the old, an epic that lingers like the scent of a rose.

About the Author

Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed author of many notable novels, including Zel, Stones in the Water, and most recently,Crazy Jack, in the addition to the Angelwings series. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where she is the head of the linguistics department at Swarthmore College.

Table of Contents

Contents

Map

PART I

The Curse

The Camel

The Pari

Kooma

The Plan

PART II

Strange Life

Blood

Birds

Death

PART III

Lion

Alone

India

My Pride

Traveling Again

Two Years

PART IV

New World

A Man

Gule Sourkh

Larder

Candles

My Child

Belle

Deer

Dido

Letters

At Last

Author's Note

Glossary

Author's Note on Language

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689835896
Author:
Olbinski, Rafal
Publisher:
Atheneum
Author:
Napoli, Donna Jo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
Iran
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
November 2000
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.56x5.32x.97 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 272 pages Atheneum Books - English 9780689835896 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Napoli elaborates on the tale of "Beauty and the Beast", told from the point of view of the beast and set in Persia and France. Like a mosaic tile artisan, the author juxtaposes the unexpected and weaves her story to create a new classic from an old one.
"Synopsis" by ,

Who was Beast,
before Beauty found him?

Orasmyn is a young Persian prince with all the privileges and responsibilities his royal position holds. But when he falters and makes a single wrong decision, his pride angers a pari — a fairy — who sets an ancient curse into motion, crucially changing his life on the worst day possible, and forcing him to leave his beloved Persia and his precious family in order to escape death at his father's unwitting hands. With all the cunning he can muster from his human memories and his new beastly instincts, Orasmyn makes his way to India and back, across Europe to France, in search of redemption and forgiveness. Beast is his story. A French beauty named Belle is his redeemer. And then you know the rest. But this is before the rest. This is the story of Beast.

Here is Beauty and the Beast as only Donna Jo Napoli can tell it. Like a mosaic-tile artisan, she juxtaposes the unexpected — the exotic Middle East and the sensuous France, a courtly prince and a hulking lion, a ferocious beast and an undaunted young woman — and weaves their flavors into her story of Orasmyn's plight, creating a new classic from the old, an epic that lingers like the scent of a rose.

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