Want Books: Beauty by Robin Mckinley
From The Back Cover:
"Cannot a Beast be tamed?"
Beauty, believing herself plain and awkward, loves roses. But when her father goes travelling and plucks just one magnificent, crimson rosebud from the garden of a magical castle, a fearsome Beast demands revenge. Either Beauty's father must forfeit his life - or his daughter must promise to live with the Beast for ever.
A captivating retelling of the story of Beauty and the Beast from a Newbery Medal-winning author.
After having read a book from Gail Carson Levine and Shannon Hale (Although I'm not sure if Princess Academy is a fairy tale retelling) I am in the mood for more retellings. And Beauty and the Beast is undoubtedly my favorite fairy tale. I remember me and sisters getting dibs on the Disney Princesses. I was happy that my two sisters picked Ariel and Aurora and I get to have Belle, especially since I panic and tend to be really slow when they establish picking times. (I lost my claim over Storm and had to settle for Rogue when we did the X-Men character picking time ) :D
So, with that said, I haven't read a single Beauty and the Beast retelling, at least, not that I know of. And I haven't had a Robin Mckinley read as well. Another thing is that this book would be a great entry for the Award Winning Books Reading Challenge that I joined since it won The 1998 Phoenix Award Honor Book. I haven't chanced upon it yet in Book Sale and I don't think they have it in our National Bookstore branch here so until then Beauty remains in my Want Books List.