Bound by a promise made by her father, Beauty is sent away to live in the lonely castle of the mysterious Beast. His palace is a magical place, where roses bloom even in the middle of winter and food is always plentiful. However, the Beast himself - a hairy creature with pointed fangs in his mouth and fearsome claws on his hands - is horrifying to behold. But curiously he shows kindness to Beauty, and eventually she learns that ugliness is only skin deep. Courage, love and loyalty overcome fear, anger and envy in this timeless story, which is retold for a new generation of children, with delightful illustrations throughout. They will be enchanted by this very big adventure! Perfect for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves, the giant-sized format is ideal for group storytelling and show and tell.