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ISBN13: 9780060874162
ISBN10: 0060874163
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A reimagining of Sleeping Beauty from a master storyteller

Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king's land and made to do his bidding. Because of an oath made to the king's great-great-ever-so-many-times-great-grandfather, if they try to leave or disobey the royals, they will burst into a thousand stars.

When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left--a piece of the Thread of Life. But that is when accident, mayhem, and magic combine to drive Gorse's story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby, the kingdom, and all.

With her trademark depth, grace, and humor, Jane Yolen tells readers the "true" story of the fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty.

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The director of the Cardiovascular Institute at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, ValentIn Fuster calls his book The Heart Manual, My Scientific Advice for Eating Better, Feeling Better, and Living a Stress-Free Life Now. In this essential, gimmick-free guide, the renowned cardiologist whose clients have ranged from Bill Clinton to Ted Kennedy, from Henry Kissinger to the Bush family, offers easy to read and follow advice to help you achieve TOTAL health, both physical and mental. The Heart Manual belongs in every home health library--right next to You: The Owner's Manual by Dr. Mehmet C. Oz.

Synopsis:

I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

About the Author

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and made her two daughters sit through several dozen versions of Beauty and the Beastwhile she wrote this book . . . then quizzed them on how they thought a beast would meet girls in New York City. She is the author of six other books, including Breathing Underwater, an ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults; Breaking Point, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers; Nothing to Lose, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Fade to Black, an ALA Best Books for Young Adults nominee; Diva; and A Kiss in Time. She lives in Miami.

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Salemtiger8, July 23, 2009 (view all comments by Salemtiger8)
I REALLY liked this book! Heck I'm a hopeless romantic and well I love classic fairy tales. I was a little worried when I started reading this because it said it was a retelling of beauty of the beast and well I love that story and I thought "This book could either be really good or a disaster." well it was really good! kinda cheesy at the end but most fantasy stories are like that. :) If you haven't read it yet, READ IT NOW!!!
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Vbeastly, July 23, 2009 (view all comments by Vbeastly)
I actually enjoyed this book, it was really nice that the story was on the beast's point of view and that the beauty of the story wasn't exactly a beauty. The beast grows as a person over the course of this book. It's really interesting :D I would definitely recommend this book. A good book for a romantic or book lover.
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chelee33, April 21, 2008 (view all comments by chelee33)
So, this book is another take on the Beauty and the Beast. I didn't feel a connection to the characters and it was a little slow at some points.

I almost stopped reading it, but decided to finish it. I'm glad I did. I don't recommend the book, but its a quick read if you have nothin else.

Others I recommend: The Twilight series, the Uglies series, and the Blue Bloods series. Oh, and the City of Ashes series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060874162
Author:
Flinn, Alex
Publisher:
Harper Teen
Author:
by Alex Flinn
Author:
Yolen, Jane
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Beauty, Personal
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.54 x 5.79 x 1 in 0.89 lb
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 320 pages Harperteen - English 9780060874162 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The director of the Cardiovascular Institute at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, ValentIn Fuster calls his book The Heart Manual, My Scientific Advice for Eating Better, Feeling Better, and Living a Stress-Free Life Now. In this essential, gimmick-free guide, the renowned cardiologist whose clients have ranged from Bill Clinton to Ted Kennedy, from Henry Kissinger to the Bush family, offers easy to read and follow advice to help you achieve TOTAL health, both physical and mental. The Heart Manual belongs in every home health library--right next to You: The Owner's Manual by Dr. Mehmet C. Oz.
"Synopsis" by , I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

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