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Twice Upon a Time: Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn't Run Away: A Wish Novel

By Wendy Mass   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545310192 Paperback
288 Pages | 5.25" x 7.55" | Ages 8 to 12

Wendy Mass tells the story of Beauty and the Beast, as never heard before!

When you're stuck with the name Beauty, people expect a lot from you — like beauty and grace and courage and a sense of style. But what if you have none of these things? What if all you like to do is read books and search for odd objects that other people drop? Oh, and you have a perfect older sister who really should have had your name instead of you.

And when you're a prince, you're supposed to be athletic and commanding and brave and tall. But what if you are none of those things? What if all you like to do is play the bagpipes (badly), study the stars, and try to figure out how to make worms live forever? Oh, and you also have a perfect older brother who is a lot more princely than you'll ever be.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for 11 Birthdays

*"Mass's expertise with pacing keeps the story moving at a lively clip, and her understanding of this age group is as finely honed as ever." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Finally

"Growing up doesn't have to happen all at once, and it isn't always all it's cracked up to be . . . Mass provides a pretty entertaining and solidly worthwhile read." —Kirkus

Praise for 13 Gifts

*"Mass keeps the plot jumping like a fireworks display; there's one surprise spark after another, all coming together at the end for a breathtaking finale." —School Library Journal, starred review


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