A beautiful retelling by former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo, of this tradition tale of kindness, friendship and a real happily ever after. Find out what lies in store for Belle when she leaves her family behind to live with the Beast in his palace.
Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate.
Text type: A traditional tale
Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.