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As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale

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Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast takes a dark, yet intriguing, turn in this twisted tale. In this story, Belle’s absent mother was a powerful sorceress named Rosalind—the sorceress, in fact, who cast the spell cursing a spoiled young prince to life as a Beast unless he could learn to love. The beginning plodded, as I itched to follow the story of young Maurice and Rosalind, but every other chapter interrupted the flow with Belle’s familiar story—basically straight out of the movie. However, after the first section (about the point where Belle sneaks into the forbidden west wing), the narrative spins off in a new direction entirely.

I grew up with Disney’s animated classics, and Beauty and the Beast was one I, a bookish brunette in a small town, particularly identified with, so I was intrigued, but not quite certain how I would respond to this book. I collect novelizations of the classic fairy tale, though, so this addition could not be overlooked. Happily, it stays true to a beloved relic from my childhood while taking on new, more mature (still teen-friendly) themes. I will be seeking out the earlier titles from the Twisted Tale set and am looking forward to more.

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Author:
Liz Braswell
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
496 pages
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publish Date:
2016-09-06
ISBN:
9781484707289
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Issue:
September 2016
Category:
Young Adult
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Publication Date

2016-09-06

Format

Hard

Publisher

Disney Press

Issue

September 2016

Page Count

496 pages

ASIN

1484707281

ISBN

9781484707289

Star Count

5

Book Author

Liz Braswell

“As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale”

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