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The Beauty and the Beast
The Beauty and the Beast | Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve
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MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the creators of the illustrated Jungle Book and Peter Pan, reimagine the beloved French fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast in this deluxe unabridged edition illustrated with stunning full-color artwork and nine 3-D interactive featurespublished to coincide with the release of the blockbuster Disney live-action musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Emma Thompson. Generations of readers have been bewitched by the epic love story of a beautiful young girl imprisoned in the magical castle of a monstrous beast. Now, the classic fairy tale is brought to life in this spectacular illustrated edition as originally envisioned by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740. The Beauty and the Beast is packed with specially commissioned, full-color artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including: a fold-out map of the rich French city where the Merchant (Beautys father) and his family reside; a fold out that reveals the interior of the Beasts enchanted palace; a series of flaps (similar to an Advent calendar) that open to reveal different entertainments; available to Beauty in the Beasts palace; a dial of the ring Beauty turns on her finger to return to the Beast. This unique gift edition takes readers on a captivating journey through a mystical land filled with enchanting inhabitants. MiniLimas imaginative artwork, exquisite detail, and engaging design recreate this timeless romantic adventure as never before in a lush unabridged gift edition sure to be cherished for years to come. Disneys live-action movie musical version of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Dreamgirls), stars Harry Potter alumna Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.
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They also disseminated copies of it throughout the Universe, so that the world at large might never cease to talk of the wonderful adventures of Beauty and the Beast.🥀
#TheBeautyAndTheBeast #GabrielleSuzanneBarbotDeVilleneuve #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookworm #bookworms #bookwormlife #bookwormproblem #bookwormproblems #bookwarm #bookwarmth #bookwhore #bookworld #bookword #epicreads @EpicReads #Classics #Fantasy #FairyTales ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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coffeeislife1416 Is this a bit different from the movie? Like it has a bit of a dark side to it? Prime example is Wizard of Oz, had a lot of dark things that happened in the book that nowhere reached the movie, I get it though, supposed to be family friendly 😋 2mo
DivineDiana @coffeeislife1416 Not sure. Haven‘t actually read it yet. Only looked at the clever pop ups and illustrations! 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
coffeeislife1416 Ohh got it! Sorry I'm new to the community as well, I didnt know what the 7 days of 7 covers was until now.. hehe. Can't wait to see your feedback on it when you do get to it!! 😊 2mo
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writerlibrarian So pretty... 2mo
DivineDiana @coffeeislife1416 If you have not joined in for the challenge yet, I invite you to post a favorite book cover for 7 days. No comments and you can invite another member each day to join in the fun! Include #7days#7covers and #coverlove! (edited) 2mo
sudi Pretty 💖💖💖 2mo
DivineDiana @sudi I wish you could see the inside! 2mo
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Thanks @SerialReader
In Villeneuve's version, the beast is more of a conversationalist, although all conversations leading him to ask her the same repetitive question which leads to her constant refusal. 😅
This doesn't change his attitude of her or how he treats her - there is no anger or disappointment but there is respect there as he allows her to say what's on her mind even at refusing him.

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@MrsMalaprop next to bookshop is an op shop. There I found this beautiful interactive edition for $5. A good day.

JennyM Great find!!!! 8mo
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Some wine and fairy tales on this Valentine‘s Day ❤️ The Beast‘s library in this edition reminds me of Trinity College Dublin with its double rows of shelves.

AllieLovesBooks 😍😍😍 That‘s my kind of Valentines Day! 9mo
iread2much That‘s a lovely illustration 9mo
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AllieLovesBooks
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Thank you for tagging me in #HelloThursday ! I‘m new to Litsy, this is my favorite book couple and flower!!

emtobiasz I‘m reading this edition right now! Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
AllieLovesBooks @emtobiasz It‘s Beautiful! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 📚🥀 Thank you for the welcome! (edited) 9mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 9mo
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AllieLovesBooks @CrowCAH Thank you so much! 9mo
Megabooks Great pic! Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 9mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 9mo
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family. 9mo
taraWritesSci Welcome to Litsy! Beautiful edition of the book. 😊 9mo
AllieLovesBooks @Lynnsoprano @taraWritesSci Thank you so much I can‘t believe how nice and welcoming everyone is on this app it‘s like coming home. :) 9mo
bookseller_cate Welcome! 📚😊 9mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Perfect choice!! ❤️ 🌹 9mo
zsuzsanna_reads Welcome to litsy 9mo
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This incredible edition came out last spring pairing Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villenueve‘s original text w/ brand new illustrations & interactive elements by MinaLima design studio. The design does a great job of feeling neither out of sync with the story because it‘s too contemporary, nor out of sync w/ the reader because it‘s too old fashioned. Tough to hit that sweet spot, especially when reimagining something that‘s been done so many times

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I‘m close to the Top of Mount Ararat 😊 three more books! I should reach the peak next month 💪🏼 #MountTBR #MountTBRChallenge @DivaDiane

AnneCecilie Well done 🎉👏 1y
ju.ca.no @AnneCecilie thank you😊 1y
DivaDiane Well done! That‘s awesome! 1y
ju.ca.no @DivaDiane thank you! It‘s nice to see some progress with my massive tbr pile😊 (edited) 1y
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Sarah83
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While I was looking for something completely different ( @IamIamIam 😉) I found this gorgeous jigsaw. 😍

IamIamIam Haha, 😉😉😉, that's absolutely gorgeous!!! 1y
Sarah83 @IamIamIam I already bought some items. 😊 You wanted to send me the pictures. 😊 1y
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1. I like most of them, but if i had to pick it would be Beauty and The Beast and Rapunzel.

2. Shrek

3. 7:23 pm

4. Mayo and Pickles

5. @BookwormAHN and @BiblioLitten

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Beauty‘s #father was terrified when the Beast caught him plucking some roses.
Artwork by Edmund Dulac

#coolbooks #fairytale

Linsy Love this illustration! Definitely one of the scariest beasts I‘ve seen, but he also looks so sad! 1y
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DivineDiana
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A gift from my daughter. Beautiful illustrations. #beast #coolbooks

Linsy I‘ve never seen this version. Love it! 💜 1y
DivineDiana @Linsy I wish you could look inside! 1y
rohit-sawant Such a lovely cover! 1y
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DivineDiana @rohit-sawant Thank you! It is a treasured gift. 💗 1y
Linsy Bet it‘s gorgeous in there! 1y
ManyWordsLater Love it! But does it live up to the movie(s)? 1y
DivineDiana @ManyWordsLater The movie(s) are enchanting true and they live up to the book! 😉 1y
DivineDiana @Linsy Yes, it is! 💗 1y
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beachbookworm7
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Day 2: Character Who Loves Books #juneinbooks18
When I think of fictional book lovers, Belle is the first and only person who comes to mind.

I see so many people attending BookCon and I wish I could be there. Will you be there?

#lovereading #bookish #booklove #vscocam #totalbooknerd #yabooks #yalit #bookishthings #reader #bookstagramfeature #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #readmore #bookishfeatures #bookphotography #bookworm #bookaholic

QuintusMarcus These are gorgeous editions! 1y
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Sarah83
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#bookishscenewithinaclassic #litsyclassics

So this is my last post for this photo challenge. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. 😊

Tomorrow I will announce the winners. 😊

@Bambolina_81

Tanisha_A I did not participate, but it was such fun to see everyone's posts! ♥🎈 1y
saresmoore Thank you for hosting with @Bambolina_81 ! I loved seeing the creative posts for this challenge. 1y
Sarah83 @Tanisha_A @saresmoore so glad you like it. 😊😊😊 1y
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batsy It was a lovely challenge and thank you and @Bambolina_81 for hosting 💕 1y
emilyhaldi Yay!! Wish I could have participated more, but either way I loved seeing the posts 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Definitely enjoyed myself, and seeing everyone‘s posts! 1y
Ddzmini 😍📚📖 1y
youneverarrived I‘ve loved this challenge 👍🧡 1y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
BarbaraBB Thank you for hosting, it‘s been a great month! 😘 1y
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Kalalalatja
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A book with #roses you say? I present to you all, Beauty and The Beast! 🌹🥀🌹🥀

The plucking of a rose starts the whole ordeal, and a rose is used as a count down for when the drama is going to peak. Plus a rose on the cover 👍

#GetMovin

theresidentromantic Prreetttyyy 1y
jpmcwisemorgan What edition/publisher is this? 1y
2BR02B @jpmcwisemorgan I'd like to know, too. The design and typography are stunning. 1y
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Kalalalatja @theresidentromantic @jpmcwisemorgan @2BR02B it is from MinaLima, a design duo. They have editions of other classic children‘s books, too 👍 1y
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous cover 😍 1y
eanderson Perfection!! Oh I love it! 1y
Caroline2 Wowwwwwwwww 😯 what a beautiful edition!!!! 😍 🥀 1y
batsy A stunning design ❤️ 1y
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I love to see all your posts for today's theme #lovestory. Even if I read the bookish version this year for the first time (after watching the Disney version for years), this is one of my favourite lovestories. 😉 Besides many other ones you already mentioned. 😍

So happy you enjoy our photo challenge @Bambolina_81

Bambolina_81 That Rose!!!! Such a lovely photo! 2y
MinDea I love these books! I just saw they did The Little Mermaid! 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 Thank you. I saw the two items at IKEA some time ago and I loved them. 💖 They fit perfectly for this theme. @MinDea yes indeed, they are gorgeous. @ju.ca.no told me some weeks ago, there will be more editions, but as I have the first two in German I will wait if the other ones will be translated aswell. Hopefully there will be an edition of 'the secret garden'. 😍 2y
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ju.ca.no @Sarah83 the secret garden should be published in english this summer, hopefully they‘ll translate it as well as the little mermaid quickly!😍 2y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no I hope so aswell 😍 2y
JazzFeathers That's such a lovely edition! 2y
youneverarrived Lovely photo and gorgeous edition 💖 2y
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beachbookworm7
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Day 17: Characters Who Love Books #aprilinbooks18
I think we can all agree that Belle is a bookworm. I actually wasn‘t that fond of the original story of The Beauty and the Beast, which was published in 1740. I prefer the Disney adaptation. Have you read the original Beauty and the Beast?

#lovereading #bookish #booklove #totalbooknerd #yabooks #yalit #bookishthings #reader #bookblogger #blogger #book #readmore #bookworm #bookaholic

Liatrek Love your Belle collection! I‘ve never read the original but I remember watching a old black and white French version when I was in high-school. 2y
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I missed #Aprilbookishmadness Day 4, so here it is: My favorite couple. I get that the romance in #BeautyandtheBeast is problematic in many ways, but nevertheless, I adore it and many of its retellings!

tammysue Me too 💜💜 2y
GripLitGrl 😍😍 2y
BiblioLitten The cover 😍 2y
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jwashreads @BiblioLitten the inside is even better! 2y
sudi Where did you get the book with that amazing cover 😍 and the bag's so pretty too 2y
jwashreads @sudi I know Barnes and Noble carried it, but it was a Christmas gift, so I don't know if that's where my husband actually got it. The bag is from Box Lunch 😊 2y
CoffeeK8 Beautiful bag! 2y
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Had to share my amazing Easter surprise from my mom! I have loved Beauty and The Beast since I could speak! My dad bought me an audio cassette tape of it when I was very young- around 1973. This is such a special gift!!!

PenguinInFlight That‘s so pretty!!! 😍😍 2y
jwashreads My husband got me the same booj for Christmas! It's absolutely gorgeous inside! 2y
BiblioLitten Perfect! 💞😊 2y
DivineDiana My daughter got me the same book for Christmas! @jwashreads It is exquisite! 💗 2y
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They also disseminated copies of it throughout the Universe, so that the world at large might never cease to talk of the wonderful adventures of Beauty and the Beast. 🥀 #TheBeautyAndTheBeast #GabrielleSuzanneBarbotDeVilleneuve #closingline #lastline #book #books #bookworm #bookworms #bookwormlife #bookwarn #bookwarmth #epicreads @EpicReads #bookend #bookends #bookedit #bookeditor #bookrecommendation #bookrecommendations #bookreport #bookriot 💖💖

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TommieMarie74 What a beautiful cover!! 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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ju.ca.no
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Today I made use of my birthday giftcards, and now I finally have all three pretty books in that edition 😊 (the others are Peter Pan and The Junglebook) @maralinchen @Sarah83

maralinchen omg!! it ist beautiful! 😍😍😍.. i am soo jealous🤣 2y
ephemeralwaltz Gorgeous! 2y
Sarah83 Great choice 😍😎 2y
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Sarah83 And the next one will be the little mermaid? 🤗 2y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 we‘ll see when they will be published in german, as my three are german I can‘t switch to english now😅 2y
Sarah83 At Coppenrath and Amazon there aren't any dates at the moment 2y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 they will come eventually 😊 2y
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rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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She bade us remember that it was cowardice to succumb to the greatest misfortunes, and that with time and courage there was no evil that could not be reminded. 🥀 #TheBeautyAndTheBeast #GabrielleSuzanneBarbotDeVilleneuve #book #books #bookxcess #bookcollection #bookcollector #bookcase #bookcases #bookcover #bookcovers #bookcult #boolclub #bookvibe #bookvibes #bookvsfilm #bookvsmovie #bookbag #bookbinding #bookblog #bookblogger #booknerd ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

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Love fairytale romances

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AnneCecilie
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Next up for #24in48 #readathon. This edition has illustrations and pop-ups

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It is always difficult as an adult reading fairytales you loved as a child. There were too many problems in this for me to give it a pick (sexism being the main one), and I think I am too attached to the Disney version. I missed my Mrs. Potts, Lumiere and Cogsworth. Also, the writing in this felt way above what an average child would be able to understand.

The edition itself is gorgeous, but I wish it had had more illustrations and elements.

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Well, it happened again! I thought of a book for the challenge days later! 🤔 #loveneedsnodisguise #nuyear #slowbrain

Suet624 😀👍 2y
Cinfhen Well done!! 2y
TrishB Better late than never 😁 2y
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This gorgeous book was a Christmas gift from my daughter. I have always loved pop up books, and this has similar components. Fold outs, a dial to spin to see Beauty‘s dresses and pop open windows. I will cherish it! 💗

youneverarrived Lovely 💕 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Beautiful!💕 2y
Christine11 That is stunning! 😊 2y
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Godmotherx5 Eye catching 💝 2y
GripLitGrl Lovely cover!!😍 2y
robinb ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
DivineDiana @GripLitGrl @robinb Glad you like it! The only thing is for some reason it photographed pink, and it is actually red! Tried to adjust color, but no luck! 😕 2y
tammysue What a gorgeous cover! 💗 2y
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One more bookish Christmas present that I forgot to share! This is SUCH a pretty edition of this classic fairy tale. I can‘t wait to dive into it. Am I weird to hope that it is a little dark like original fairy tales like those compiled by the Brothers Grimm are?

JacqMac Not weird at all. I love it when they‘re dark. Or I‘m just weird too. 😆 2y
ReadingMeagan @JacqMac I love when they are dark too! We can be weird together 👍👍😆 2y
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My Christmas book haul was amazing this year!!! So many lovelies to add to my library!!! #feelingblessed #christmasbookhaul #bookhaul #christmashaul

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