A retelling of beauty and the beast related reviews: beastly by alex flinn: cruel beauty by rosamund hodge: . Robin mckinley was born as jennifer carolyn robin mckinley on november 16, 1952 in warren, ohio her father william mckinley was an officer in the united states navy and her mother jeanne turrell mckinley was a teacher. Beauty (folktales #1) author: robin mckinley part one 1 i was the youngest of three daughters our literal-minded mother named us grace, hope, and honour, but few people except i perhaps the minister who had baptized all three of us remembered my given name my father still likes to tell the story of how i acquired my odd nickname: i had. Born in her mother's hometown of warren, ohio, robin mckinley grew up an only child with a father in the united states navy she moved around frequently as a child and read copiously she credits this background with the inspiration for her stories. Beauty: a retelling of the story of beauty & the beast by robin mckinley genre: fantasy published in 1978 recommended age group: 12 and up summary: beauty is a nickname honour received when she was five and found herself unfit to carry the name.
Robin mckinley gained early fame when her second published novel, the blue sword (1982), was named a newbery honor and her third novel, the hero and the crown, won the newbery itself among her 15. Mckinley's novel-length retelling of beauty and the beast incorporates no shift in viewpoint, no special perspective (freudian or whatever), no witty embroidery or extra dimension of any sort. Black beauty study guide contains a biography of anna sewell, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Beauty by robin mckinley beauty and the beast is one of the most well known fairy-tales that has ever been adapted many many times by the film and television industry from head-shaking flicks like beauty and the briefcase to more loose adaptions like rigeletto, there seems to be no end for this tale.
Mckinley skillfully mixes joy and sadness, contrasting beauty's ominous departure from her family with the festive, exultant scene of her wedding perhaps mckinley's greatest talent is an ability to impart suspense to a story whose outcome is known in advance to most readers. This is a lovely retelling of beauty and the beast robin mckinley's writing is fluid the descriptions of the castle, landscapes, and even clothes are clear and vivid horseback-riding scenes and interactions with horses are reflective of the author's superior knowledge of the animals. Beauty: a retelling of the story of beauty and the beast – robin mckinley november 24, 2010 bookwormblues no fewer than five people must have recommended this book to me so of course i had to read it.
This glorious retelling of beauty and the beast is a wonderful example of the characters and imagery that are so representative of robin mckinley's writing her female leads are strong-willed and inventive and beauty is no exception. Beauty: a retelling of the story of beauty and the beast [robin mckinley] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from newbery medal–winning author robin mckinley, this beloved story illuminates an unlikely love story—beauty and the beast beauty has never liked her nickname she is thin and awkward it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. Beauty: a retelling of the story of beauty and the beast by mckinley, robin and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. In the novel, beauty by robin mc kinley, the family of a wealthy merchant looses their wealth when the shipment boats get lost at sea there are three daughters named hope, grace, and honour, whom is nicknamed beauty, and a father.
Beauty: a retelling of the story of beauty and the beast was first published in 1978, written by american children's book author robin mckinley it was her first book, retelling the classic french fairy tale la belle et la bete the book was the 1998 phoenix award honor book. In robin mckinley’s story, the character beauty wishes to attend a university, but her longing is scorned by her governesses undaunted, beauty seeks to educate herself despite social constraints. Robin mckinley was born in 1952 in ohio, but grew up all over the world as her father moved from country to country as a united states navy officer mckinley was educated at dickinson college in pennsylvania in 1970–1972 and bowdoin college in maine. Essay on beauty by robin mckinley 925 words | 4 pages in the novel, beauty by robin mc kinley, the family of a wealthy merchant looses their wealth when the shipment boats get lost at sea.
I have most of robin’s books and love them beauty is my favorite i would also recommend to adults deerskin – it is a very powerful book but it deals with the subject of incest and recovery so i would not consider it a ya book unless read in a discussion group. Robin mckinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the newbery medal for the hero and the crown and a newbery honor for the. Beauty (1978) and rose daughter (1997) are both versions of the fairytale “beauty and the beast,” and both written by robin mckinley i can’t think of another example where a writer has done. New york timesbest-selling author robin mckinley has won numerous awards for her writing, including the prestigious newbery medal though her two sisters are beautiful, beauty, despite her name.