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Beauty And The Beast by Vera Southgate
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May 30, 2011

it was ok
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Read in May, 2011 — I own a copy

This little book is not one of my favorites. I do not like the Beast depicted as gorilla-like (a sad-sack gorilla with big canine teeth). The setting is latter 18thc complete with powdered wigs and tricorne hats. Illustrator Robert Ayton did a decent job costuming the male characters but not so great on the women. I found Beauty's look particularly off-putting- sometimes she looked downright homely and at other times like an airhead. Probably added to my collection in late 1980s.

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