I’ve always been intrigued by different versions and retellings of Beauty and the Beast. From La Belle et la Bête to the Disney classic, I love them all. I was fortunate to see Beauty and the Beast as a panto-play at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre a few weeks ago. It was so different from anything I was expecting, but so fabulous!
Here are some versions and retellings I’ve enjoyed over the years:
La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1756)
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley (1978)
The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey (1995)
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley (1997)
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli (1999)
Beastly by Alex Flinn (2007)
And here’s the link to a Goodreads list with many, many more!
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!