The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale by Laurence Yep (Author), Kam Mak (Illustrator) is not a new book, but one I wanted to share. I have already posted about The Fairy Serpent: A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale but forgot to post about this book the same day since it is essentially the same story. So today I will mostly share some images from the book.
There are many wonderful Beauty and the Beast tales, but very few have been offered in picture book format. Fortunately, this one has been and it has been done beautifully.
So what kind of Beast would you want? A bear? A wolf? A snake? A monster? Or a dragon? (Especially one voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. My niece Leighton votes for that one.)
When a poor farmer falls into the clutches of a dragon, only Seven, his youngest daughter, will save him—by marrying the beast.
Publishers Weekly praised "Yep's elegant, carefully crafted storytelling" and Mak's "skillfully and radiantly rendered illustrations" in this captivating and luminous Chinese variation of the beauty and the beast tale.
A 1998 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
A 1997 Pick of the Lists (ABA)