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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
     

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

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by Jennifer Donnelly, Disney Storybook Art Team (Illustrator)
 

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Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast's castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always

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Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast's castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again.

The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore offer her glamorous conversation, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible. Here Belle can have everything she ever wished for. But what about her friends in the Beast's castle? Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? Is Nevermore's world even real? Belle must uncover the truth about the book, before she loses herself in it forever.

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Kirkus Reviews
2017-03-10
Beauty and the Beast are back, along with the familiar cast of characters from Disney's films. This movie tie-in begins not long after Belle's visit to the forbidden West Wing and the Beast's subsequent, apologetic gift of the castle's library, where Belle finds a book that captivates her as no other book has before. The enchanted book Belle loves, Nevermore, allows her to escape the castle and her imprisonment, but it is not all that it seems, and Belle finds herself the unwitting pawn in a game between Love and Death. While in Nevermore, Belle wishes to study at university, an unlikely aspiration in the book's fictional preindustrial time frame, which may jar readers attuned to such details out of Donnelly's fantasy world. Within that limitation, this book still works for its audience. Readers will enjoy revisiting this magical world, where they can delve deeper into Belle and the Beast's relationship, and the adventurous Belle is a likable companion for these enchanted travels in Nevermore. Fans will also be cheered by the funny, heartwarming banter among the castle's enchanted servants. Like Belle, many readers may wish to escape their imperfect lives, and they might find bracing Belle's discovery that real life is to be preferred, for all of the chaos and pain that it brings. Readers who love Beauty and the Beast will greatly enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with their story. (Fantasy. 10-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484780985
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
01/31/2017
Series:
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Series
Edition description:
Deluxe
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
26
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

Jennifer Donnelly is an award-winning, best-selling author of books for young adults and adults, including the Waterfire Saga: Deep Blue, Rogue Wave, Dark Tide, and Sea Spell. Her other young adult novels include These Shallow Graves, Revolution, and A Northern Light, winner of Britain's prestigious Carnegie Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, and a Michael L. Printz Honor. She has also written Humble Pie, a picture book, and the adult novels The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley. You can visit her at www.jenniferdonnelly.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @jenwritesbooks.

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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed this book. Great new characters and a great plot. I had a hard time putting this book down.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book is both charming and enchanting, with the right touch of magic, suspense, and wonder. It is not too whimsical, nor is it too serious or boring. The story emphasizes the importance of love, family, and friendship. The interactions between Belle and the Beast were adorable and touching, and my heart melted and my stomach fluttered many times. I enjoyed the bickering between Lumiere and Cogsworth, as well as Mrs. Pott's wisdom - and Chip is just too cute! I highly recommend this book to those who love Beauty and the Beast, writing, reading, or all three. I loved this book and I definitely got lost in it! (Especially since I finished it within a day. I just couldn't put it down.)
Anonymous 2 days ago
I can not put down i think i am the one really lost in this book
Anonymous 12 months ago
Possibly the only reason I'll ever see this movie.