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Rose daughter

by McKinley, Robin,

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Western Allegheny Community Library Young Adult Audio Visual YA CDBOOK MCKINLEY
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Young Adult Audio Visual
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6^-12. Twenty years after Beauty (1975), McKinley returns to the Beauty and the Beast tale, creating an even richer, more mystical, and darker story, though leavened with humor, of the merchant's youngest daughter, who goes to live in the Beast's castle to save her father."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Nearly 20 years after the publication of Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast, Newbery Medalist McKinley returns to a tale she obviously loves and tells it once again. This time the adventure unfolds at a more leisurely pace and revolves mostly around gardening, especially the raising of roses. As before, McKinley takes the essentials of the traditional tale and embellishes them with vivid and quirky particulars. For example, Beauty's formerly haughty older sisters‘fearless Lionheart and witty Jeweltongue‘learn to relish their humble new life in a rural cottage while Beauty tends the cottage's gardens and brings its thickets of magical roses back to life. Similarly, when Beauty arrives at Beast's enchanted palace and discovers that his roses are dying, she sets to work and‘with the help of some unicorn dung and the garden-friendly animals that flock back to the formerly barren land‘restores their bloom. Beauty's visit home is here prompted by not just loneliness but also a puzzling legend and a series of disturbing visions. Action-minded readers may wish for more narrative zip: dazzling though they are, the novel's lavishly imagined descriptions can be fairly slow going ("The butterflies converged in great shimmering, radiant clouds, and their wings flickered as they crowded together, and it was as if they were tiny fractured prisms, instead of butterflies, throwing off sparks of all the colours of the rainbow"). Still, this heady mix of fairy tale, magic and romance has the power to exhilarate. Ages 10-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects catreq 11/23/16 wa
Publisher 2013
Edition Unabridged.
Notes Narrated by Bianca Amato.
Description 11 audio discs (12.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781470360276
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