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Experience this tale as old as time in this delightful retelling of one of Walt Disney's most loved films, Beauty and the Beast. When an enchantress casts a spell on a selfish prince, turning him into a hideous beast and his servants into enchanted objects, there is only one way to break the curse: the Beast must learn to love—and be loved in return. So when Belle, a kind Experience this tale as old as time in this delightful retelling of one of Walt Disney's most loved films, Beauty and the Beast. When an enchantress casts a spell on a selfish prince, turning him into a hideous beast and his servants into enchanted objects, there is only one way to break the curse: the Beast must learn to love—and be loved in return. So when Belle, a kind and beautiful girl from a village nearby, arrives at the Beast's enchanted castle to save her imprisoned father, the enchanted objects think she could be the one to break the spell! But can the Beast finally learn to love and be loved in return before it's too late?


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Experience this tale as old as time in this delightful retelling of one of Walt Disney's most loved films, Beauty and the Beast. When an enchantress casts a spell on a selfish prince, turning him into a hideous beast and his servants into enchanted objects, there is only one way to break the curse: the Beast must learn to love—and be loved in return. So when Belle, a kind Experience this tale as old as time in this delightful retelling of one of Walt Disney's most loved films, Beauty and the Beast. When an enchantress casts a spell on a selfish prince, turning him into a hideous beast and his servants into enchanted objects, there is only one way to break the curse: the Beast must learn to love—and be loved in return. So when Belle, a kind and beautiful girl from a village nearby, arrives at the Beast's enchanted castle to save her imprisoned father, the enchanted objects think she could be the one to break the spell! But can the Beast finally learn to love and be loved in return before it's too late?

30 review for Beauty and the Beast (Disney Short Story eBook)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Manny

    Love the movie, hate, hate, HATE the marketing. The moral, which could not be presented more clearly, is that true beauty comes from within. Belle, the heroine of the story, is an intelligent and sensible girl who's usually got her nose in a book. Throughout virtually the whole film she wears this practical blue dress: But in 95% of the merchandise - dolls, posters, lunch-boxes etc - she is depicted wearing her admittedly tasteful but rather surprisingly revealing yellow ball gown, gazing up at Love the movie, hate, hate, HATE the marketing. The moral, which could not be presented more clearly, is that true beauty comes from within. Belle, the heroine of the story, is an intelligent and sensible girl who's usually got her nose in a book. Throughout virtually the whole film she wears this practical blue dress: But in 95% of the merchandise - dolls, posters, lunch-boxes etc - she is depicted wearing her admittedly tasteful but rather surprisingly revealing yellow ball gown, gazing up at the Beast with languishing eyes: Am I the only person in the world who finds this intensely irritating?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marquise

    Never been the biggest fan of Disney's version of Beauty and the Beast for plot reasons, but I've always loved the art and the visuals of the motion picture film, and it's nice to have a copy in paper for my collection, and for gazing at without having to rewatch. The artwork looks superior on the screen, though, especially the colours and facial expressions. Never been the biggest fan of Disney's version of Beauty and the Beast for plot reasons, but I've always loved the art and the visuals of the motion picture film, and it's nice to have a copy in paper for my collection, and for gazing at without having to rewatch. The artwork looks superior on the screen, though, especially the colours and facial expressions.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    I must say that I think Beauty and the Beast is one of the best Disney stories. I love how Belle is able to look beyond the physical appearance of the Beast.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    omg i loveeeed this.... shout out to 7th grade!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    Bennett cried when the Beast turned human again. Daddy says it's because this is a girl book and beasts>princes! Bennett cried when the Beast turned human again. Daddy says it's because this is a girl book and beasts>princes!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Maja

    I read it so many times. It's one of the most beautiful fairytales. And today it's my first time in english ;) I read it so many times. It's one of the most beautiful fairytales. And today it's my first time in english ;)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shirley Revill

    Loved by my children and grandchildren. Recommended.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    You may be wondering why on Earth I am posting so many reviews of short kids' books, and the answer is that I'm moving house for the first time since I was a toddler. I'm essentially having to pack up my childhood here!! Having to say goodbye to so many books is devastating, but on the plus side, it gives me a reason to sit and scroll throw all these gorgeous picture books. This one is an early reader's Book of the Film of the brilliant Beauty and the Beast (my favourite Disney film as well!!) a You may be wondering why on Earth I am posting so many reviews of short kids' books, and the answer is that I'm moving house for the first time since I was a toddler. I'm essentially having to pack up my childhood here!! Having to say goodbye to so many books is devastating, but on the plus side, it gives me a reason to sit and scroll throw all these gorgeous picture books. This one is an early reader's Book of the Film of the brilliant Beauty and the Beast (my favourite Disney film as well!!) and while it is sumptuously illustrated with painted stills from the film and retells the famous story with wistful nostalgia, it is of course rather inconsequential and only worth 2.5 stars at the most. However, for kids that love the film (me too!), this does the trick. There's also some surprisingly difficult words thrown in here, so perfect for children trying to expand their vocabulary (and adults too, I suppose).

  9. 4 out of 5

    Briceyda Pardo

    l love this book and it is so romantic l just like the part when the beauty and the beast just started dancing and l loved it l wish l was the beauty :)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Waverly Nyx

    4.4*/5* ...but we all know beauty and the beast is my fave so it gets 5* oh

  11. 4 out of 5

    Les Wilson

    Lovely story for Young and young at heart.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Megan Nehring

    Personal Response: Growing up, this was always my favorite story. I read this book to Emilee. Emilee's favorite part was when they got married. Her least favorite part was when Belle got locked up in the cage in the castle. She also doesn't like Gaston because he is mean. Plot Summary: Belle is an ordinary girl who loves to read. She lives with her father. When he goes missing, she tries to find him and ends up in a castle. Belle doesn't realize that it's home to the beast. He captures her and l Personal Response: Growing up, this was always my favorite story. I read this book to Emilee. Emilee's favorite part was when they got married. Her least favorite part was when Belle got locked up in the cage in the castle. She also doesn't like Gaston because he is mean. Plot Summary: Belle is an ordinary girl who loves to read. She lives with her father. When he goes missing, she tries to find him and ends up in a castle. Belle doesn't realize that it's home to the beast. He captures her and let's her father go free. She is imprisoned there for her life. Belle befriends all of the enchanted objects in the castle. She finds a rose that can turn the beast back into human if someone falls in love with him. Belle doesn't realize that she is about to start falling in love. They spend much time together but a magic mirror shows that Belle' s father is sick. She goes to him and tries to help. Gaston, the evil prince, takes the village and storms the beasts castle. They fight and the beast ends up winning. He and Belle kiss and he turns back into a prince. They live together happily ever after Characterization: Belle has always been strong and independent. She doesn't need anyone to make her feel special. Men have always thrown themselves at her, but she prefers to stay away. When she meets the beast, it is not love at first sight. They talk and grow to love each other. They have both found the person that they didn't know they needed. Recommendations: I would recommend this book to young girls. It is an easy to read book, but you can also read it to any small child. Ages 0 to 5 would most likely enjoy this book. It is about true love.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Wu

    I love the story and structure of this book, the subject of this book is very clear, the content is also very complete. Read this book I know Love is the topic of the whole story which can,change any dark and evil stuff.Love means everything,The real world is full of war and darkness,which turns people's life in to chaos.Human's life lacks of Love ,and if the love exists ,humen have the power beat everything. I love the story and structure of this book, the subject of this book is very clear, the content is also very complete. Read this book I know Love is the topic of the whole story which can,change any dark and evil stuff.Love means everything,The real world is full of war and darkness,which turns people's life in to chaos.Human's life lacks of Love ,and if the love exists ,humen have the power beat everything.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    Read an ibook version of it for my kid. I'm so moved and teary eyed while my kid is quiet. I guess i can say we loved it! Read an ibook version of it for my kid. I'm so moved and teary eyed while my kid is quiet. I guess i can say we loved it!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Omnia reda

    love love love , love the book , love the animation and absolutely will love the 2017`s movie with the belle Emma Watson love love love , love the book , love the animation and absolutely will love the 2017`s movie with the belle Emma Watson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Baileys Book Babble

    I read this to my little and it has been since I was little that I last read it. All the nostalgic feels came back and he was enthralled throughout the story. <3<3

  17. 5 out of 5

    Holly Dawson

    One of my favourites since I was younger Very good message too😀

  18. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Best Disney book in the entire world.😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 Everyone should read it i reccommend it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Miguel Vega

    It's a cute little book that captures the animated Disney classic very well and makes me want to go on ahead and actually watch the movie that just came out. It's a cute little book that captures the animated Disney classic very well and makes me want to go on ahead and actually watch the movie that just came out.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    This is a great classic fairytale suitable for children in years 1 to 3 to enjoy. It has dialogue, bright cartoon illustrations and the moral of seeing past appearances. In the past my village school has been to see the pantomime so this book would be good to read to introduce the story. It is quite short so it's more suitable for younger children. This is a great classic fairytale suitable for children in years 1 to 3 to enjoy. It has dialogue, bright cartoon illustrations and the moral of seeing past appearances. In the past my village school has been to see the pantomime so this book would be good to read to introduce the story. It is quite short so it's more suitable for younger children.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sarina

    Once upon a time, there lived a little girl who had just begun to venture in the land of books. One day she stumbled upon a fairytale story unlike anything she had ever imagined, and it was the tale of "Beauty and the Beast".... She grew to love it beyond measure and what endeared her to the story has become some of the best parts of her as she has grown into adulthood. "Beauty and the Beast" is so precious, special and beautiful to me because it's the first story that taught me to be a decent hu Once upon a time, there lived a little girl who had just begun to venture in the land of books. One day she stumbled upon a fairytale story unlike anything she had ever imagined, and it was the tale of "Beauty and the Beast".... She grew to love it beyond measure and what endeared her to the story has become some of the best parts of her as she has grown into adulthood. "Beauty and the Beast" is so precious, special and beautiful to me because it's the first story that taught me to be a decent human being, to look past the first impression and into the soul of another, and to let go of past hurts so as to open my mind and heart to new possibilities. It taught me to have faith and trust and forgiveness when they were lost or forgotten or destroyed, but were needed the most to embark upon a journey full of second chances. I learned through this story the joy of being humble, the necessity of taking responsibilities for matters beyond my control, the many ways of caring for others, to never give up or rise up again after doing so, and to always have hopes for the best, no matter what. So, in short, what's so beautiful about this tale is that it gives you hope in the darkest of times (along with a library full of books of your dreams), like it did with that little girl who grew up to be me. ^__^

  22. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    This book is about a girl who is the best girl in that village, she really like reading,and always help the human who have trouble.Untill a day, her father went to other place and he said he will take a rose to that girl, but the rose is belong to a dangerous monster, and her father died.Belle was to sad about her father, because her father is the best father in the world she think.And she e must find the monster, and than go to her father pike rose’s place, and the monster put Belle into a smal This book is about a girl who is the best girl in that village, she really like reading,and always help the human who have trouble.Untill a day, her father went to other place and he said he will take a rose to that girl, but the rose is belong to a dangerous monster, and her father died.Belle was to sad about her father, because her father is the best father in the world she think.And she e must find the monster, and than go to her father pike rose’s place, and the monster put Belle into a small and dark house.She saw her father, her father didn’t die, and Belle told monster put her into the room, but don’t let her father to go.And the war start now, they need to kill the monster, but Belle find the love of the monster, the monster is a princess, and she told people don’t kill the monster, In the end, the finally rose died, so the monster must die, but this is true love, Belle let monster wake up and change to the princess.It is a wonderful ending.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Hanna

    ok so here is the story of how Beauty aka Belle meets the Beast..so Belle lives in France and loves to read (me to lol) and everyone thinks she quirky even though they like her alot...along comes Gaston who thinks he is soooo fine all the girls are gaga over him except Belle lol and he wants to marry her but she says no of course(can't blame her) and then her father Maurice whose an inventor takes his new invention to market only he don't make it and wounds up at the Beast's castle..which by the ok so here is the story of how Beauty aka Belle meets the Beast..so Belle lives in France and loves to read (me to lol) and everyone thinks she quirky even though they like her alot...along comes Gaston who thinks he is soooo fine all the girls are gaga over him except Belle lol and he wants to marry her but she says no of course(can't blame her) and then her father Maurice whose an inventor takes his new invention to market only he don't make it and wounds up at the Beast's castle..which by the way he was cursed by an enchantress years ago cause he was cruel and unkind.. he puts Maurcie in his dungeon and then Belle has to come find her dad and well she chose to live with the Beast if he would let her father go and so yeah then Maurice returns to the village and well u can read the book to find out what happens after that hehe

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ann Ferber

    This is a great short read for students that want to tie words in with familiar pictures from the movie. The students already know the characters, so the text will be more approachable for the readers. It tells the classic story of the beautiful woman falling in love with a male despite his beastly features. In the end she is truly rewarded because of her love for him he eventually becomes a prince. I think this is a great moral for a story. It wouldn't have to mean the person you love will beco This is a great short read for students that want to tie words in with familiar pictures from the movie. The students already know the characters, so the text will be more approachable for the readers. It tells the classic story of the beautiful woman falling in love with a male despite his beastly features. In the end she is truly rewarded because of her love for him he eventually becomes a prince. I think this is a great moral for a story. It wouldn't have to mean the person you love will become beautiful eventually, it could mean that by you loving them they feel like royalty about themselves and finally comfortable in their skin. I would have younger students read this since it is only about 30 pages. It still tells the great, classic story however and has great illustrations.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Larissa

    Brett, Jan. Beauty and the Beast. New York: Clarion, 1989. Print. Beauty and the Beast is a great and fun book for students to be able to read. This book tells the story of how a princess and a beast fall in love with each-other. This book is probably right for the age ranges of about 6-12. This book is a great book of how to not judge someone based on how they look like along with many other books in today's world. This book is a great example of how much fun it would be to make sure that looki Brett, Jan. Beauty and the Beast. New York: Clarion, 1989. Print. Beauty and the Beast is a great and fun book for students to be able to read. This book tells the story of how a princess and a beast fall in love with each-other. This book is probably right for the age ranges of about 6-12. This book is a great book of how to not judge someone based on how they look like along with many other books in today's world. This book is a great example of how much fun it would be to make sure that looking forward and realizing what really matters is the only real important thing. This book would be great in the sense that it would be nice to incorporate judging others and having opinions in the classroom.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales. This book is an abbreviated version of the movie and I thought it was done well. The entire story was captured in a short period of time with short pages and beautiful pictures to help children read the story and stay engaged. The story could be used for a fun read aloud, for a class library or for a variety of introductions to a lesson. One lesson that it could be used for is introducing titles or chapters. The story was broken into differ Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales. This book is an abbreviated version of the movie and I thought it was done well. The entire story was captured in a short period of time with short pages and beautiful pictures to help children read the story and stay engaged. The story could be used for a fun read aloud, for a class library or for a variety of introductions to a lesson. One lesson that it could be used for is introducing titles or chapters. The story was broken into different sections with titles for every different chapter. This book also teaches a variety of moral stories such as friendship can blossom anywhere and that you can't judge someone by the way they look.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sam Shaneybrook

    Beauty and the Beast is a great children's book for ages 5-8. Beauty and the Beast is about a spell put on a prince to make him a beast until love's fist kiss. Belle, the heroine in the book, goes to the Beast's castle to get her father back, whom is captured. In return for her dad, Belle must stay as the prisoner instead. Beauty and the Beast is a timeless classic about love and liking yourself for who you are. The illustrations in the book are very well done. They are big and the coloring coin Beauty and the Beast is a great children's book for ages 5-8. Beauty and the Beast is about a spell put on a prince to make him a beast until love's fist kiss. Belle, the heroine in the book, goes to the Beast's castle to get her father back, whom is captured. In return for her dad, Belle must stay as the prisoner instead. Beauty and the Beast is a timeless classic about love and liking yourself for who you are. The illustrations in the book are very well done. They are big and the coloring coincides with what is happeing in the story on that page. I recommend this book to all parents for their children. It is a great story with great morals and kids will love it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    Beauty and the Beast is my favorite of all fairy tales. It is a story of the folly of quick judgements and the hope for redemption and the healing powers of love. The beast made a mistake when young and it has cursed his life. The only way to save him is if someone can see beyond him looking like a beast and see the kinder man inside and love him. And belle is just that special person. ( All the wonderful enchanted characters in the castle are a plus!) This would be an opportunity to talk about w Beauty and the Beast is my favorite of all fairy tales. It is a story of the folly of quick judgements and the hope for redemption and the healing powers of love. The beast made a mistake when young and it has cursed his life. The only way to save him is if someone can see beyond him looking like a beast and see the kinder man inside and love him. And belle is just that special person. ( All the wonderful enchanted characters in the castle are a plus!) This would be an opportunity to talk about what made the Beast lovable and what are some of the things we like about those we love.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Wilker

    Genre: Traditional Literature: Fairy Tale Reading Level: K-2 This story will never get old. I love this story so much!! When I first began reading it, it reminded me of Cinderella, but of course I was no longer reminded when the beast was introduced. The message of this story is clearly said that you should be caring and kind to all and it will show on the outside. Another possible message is to look beyond the outer appearance of others and look at the personalities in others. This is such a grea Genre: Traditional Literature: Fairy Tale Reading Level: K-2 This story will never get old. I love this story so much!! When I first began reading it, it reminded me of Cinderella, but of course I was no longer reminded when the beast was introduced. The message of this story is clearly said that you should be caring and kind to all and it will show on the outside. Another possible message is to look beyond the outer appearance of others and look at the personalities in others. This is such a great message for younger kids to learn at a young age. I recommend this book for all children because of the messages and the creativity and the possible imagination!!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rae

    "Beauty and the Beast" is a classic fairy tale that most children are aware of and love. When an arrogant prince is turned into a beast by a witch, his only hope for the curse to be lifted is for someone to fall in love with his true beauty. It is only when he meets Belle the Beauty that his hard heart finally begins to soften, and she is able to look past his exterior in order to see what truly lies beneath. Children of all ages will love this timeless story because of its everlasting principle "Beauty and the Beast" is a classic fairy tale that most children are aware of and love. When an arrogant prince is turned into a beast by a witch, his only hope for the curse to be lifted is for someone to fall in love with his true beauty. It is only when he meets Belle the Beauty that his hard heart finally begins to soften, and she is able to look past his exterior in order to see what truly lies beneath. Children of all ages will love this timeless story because of its everlasting principle to seek what is beneath the surface.

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