Buy Used
£5.98
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Over 2 million items sold. Fast dispatch and delivery. Excellent Customer Feedback. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Beauty and the Beast (Illustrated Classics) Paperback – 2 Aug 2010

9 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£14.94
Paperback
"Please retry"
£47.90 £5.98

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Win a £5,000 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card for your child's school by voting for their favourite book. Learn more.
  • Prepare for the summer with our pick of the best selection for children (ages 0 - 12) across Amazon.co.uk.


Win a £5,000 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card and 30 Kindle E-readers for your child or pupil's school.
Vote for your child or pupil(s) favourite book(s) here to be in with a chance to win.

Product details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (2 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406326054
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406326055
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 0.7 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 490,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Book Description

A lavishly illustrated new edition of the classic fairy tale.

About the Author

Max Eilenberg is the author of the children's picture books Cinderella (ISBN 978-1-4063-0798-6), illustrated by Niamh Sharkey and Cowboy Kid, illustrated by Sue Heap. Working as a publisher and editor, Max lives in London with his family.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Bluejun on 7 Dec. 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is spectacular. I read it to my nine year old (who's well into reading her own novels by now) and we both were moved to tears -- not a regular occurrence in this household. Max Eilenberg's retelling of the classic tale is dark and emotional and very moving, and Angela Barrett's illustrations are nothing short of breathtaking. Can't recommend this highly enough for 6-10s. So different from all the jazzy tongue in cheek 'aren't we cool' books out there. This is the real thing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kay Hudson on 16 Aug. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I read this to my 5 year old, we were spellbound by the fantastic pictures. In particular the two page painted picture of the beasts palace. Every page holds beautifully illustrated pictures with a dark quality that just grabs your attention. I found it difficult to contain my emotion within the story because it is so movingly written, in the end I just wept!! My daughter and I looked at each other with tears in our eyes and of course then laughed! but we had both been caught in the magic. What an amazing book the best version of Beauty and the Beast I have read an absolute pleasure to read again and again and thankfully nothing like the Disney version!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hayley on 2 Sept. 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A beautiful book that combines a unique twist on the well known story. Beautifully image led by magical and mysterious illustrations with a dark but charming edge by Angela Barrett. This version of Beauty and the Beast is unforgettable, a modern day classic that I can imagine being a favourite for decades to come. Add it to your collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arachne202 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Mar. 2013
Format: Paperback
Have read this out loud to my 5-year-old daughter. It's quite long, so it took us almost a week in instalments, but she loved it, and always remembered what page we'd got up to.

The story is relocated to the Victorian period, with its use of costumes and hairstyles and even a little reference to photography. There are the most lovely and poignant illustrations on every page.

The prose has that Oscar Wilde richness, gives all the characters names (the sisters are called Hermione and Gertrude, and the father is Mr Fortune), and there is a very lavish description of Beauty's life in the palace, including a sewing room, a painting room, and a monkey room! - we both quite fancied moving in there ourselves!

Without being preachy or sentimental, the story also made its point about looking beneath the surface of a person.

I haven't seen this sort of fairy tale published in decades, in fact, I thought they went out of fashion after World War I. We've got the other four books in the series, and more please!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on 6 July 2010
Format: Hardcover
I had the most wonderful time with my daughter reading this book, it was a 7th year birthday present. So many fairy tales are just soul-less retellings, but this is not. This is all the magic you want, and all the feeling that you never want the story to end. The pictures are really unusual too and just add to the beauty of the book.

Buy the book, and read it together for a wonderful shared experience!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback