Read “Belle A Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”” by Cameron Dokey with Rakuten Kobo. The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and. The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and imaginative retelling that’s filled with romance and the time her sixteenth. Belle by Cameron Dokey. Book Summary: Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty. So she.

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However, “Beauty” then spends a significant amount of time describing Beauty’s interactions with the Beast, how she comes to slowly care for him, why he lets her go even at the risk of his own life, and why she has the realization at the end that she truly loves him. In “Belle” there is no rose; the story device centers around a Heartwood Tree.

During a fierce storm, Belle’s father stumbles upon the mysterious Heartwood — and encounters a terrifying and lonely Beast.

It had absolutely nothing to do with the conclusion.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Too bad Dokey didn’t use it that much. By the time her sixteenth birthday comes around, Belle feels more convinced than ever that she is being called by the wrong name.


Not very original, took many pages right out of “Beauty” by Robin McKinley.

Bookaholic-ness: Book Review: Belle by Cameron Dokey.

Her two older sisters are considered beauties but for different reasons. Why would we want it shown instead of told?

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. I feel like Cameron Dokey was inspired by Robin McKinley’s story, but in this respect, she rather missed the point of what made “Beauty” such a wonderful retelling. Jan 25, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Beauty and the Beast fans may enjoy this enchanting short, which hold fairly true to the original fairy tale.

There were camrron with this decision, though nobody realized it at the time. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Shop now. Would I recommend this book? Secretly, Belle longs to find the fabled Heartwood Tree.

Even with my complaints do read the book to get a new take on this fairy tale. Other books in the series.

This book, in turn, is one of my favorites so far in the Once Upon a Fairy Tale series. Doky want to know who the character of Belle is You are commenting using your WordPress.

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The oldest is the dark haired mysterious type and the second is doey with the sunshine just bursting out of her. Fairytale lovers of all ages.

I had read a number of interpretations of the fairy tale and this interpretation was good but was a drag at some points. Other books in this series.


Go out and get your copy today!!! I like the side story of April and Dominic, I do wish something more would have bells with Celeste. Except where in that one they’d been used to show an at first acrimonious, then slowly becoming warm, then slowly becoming love in this book they’re just Belle Trade Paperback Sadly, it is never explained why. She was no more than nine years old—which would have made me seven and Celeste eleven, just so you know where we are.

Princess of the Silver Woods. No warning, no indication. However, I loved the addition bellle the Heartwood Tree and the role it plays in their relationship.

Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Is this book anything like the disney one? And asks the question that every woman will ask themselves: That does not leave much time – only 61 pages – to explain how Belle comes to care for him, why she falls in love with him, why he falls in love with her, why he finally decides to let her go, and bele she returns to him.

Kingfisher’s Bryony and Roses.