Author(s): Margrete Lamond
Once Upon a Timeless Tale is a series of charming retellings of classic Grimm, Andersen, English and French folk and fairy tales. They are brought to life by award-winning illustrators who have given these stories a new lease of life. The series has have high production values, beautiful illustrations and a great sense of traditional oral storytelling in the style of writing. These lovely picture books are perfect collectables for every child's bookshelf.Beauty is so kind, generous and good, she sacrifices herself to a hideous beast in exchange for her father's life. But instead of devouring her, the beast bestows luxury and comfort on Beauty, and it seems he might not be quite so beastly after all. Yet there is always a price to pay ... Beauty and the Beast is a much-loved French fairy tale. It has been retold countless ways in the centuries since it was written, and generations of readers continue to be fascinated by Beauty's predicament. Anna Pignataro's delicate illustrations add yet another dimension to a popular heroine, making this gutsy retelling an essential edition for every bookshelf.
Margrete Lamond is the publisher at Little Hare in Australia and she has written numerous books for young children. Her own favourite children's book is Little Bear, by Else Minarik and Maurice Sendak.