Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New: Beauty and the Beast by Mahlon F. Craft and Kinuko Y. Craft

Beauty and the Beast by Mahlon F. Craft (Author) and Kinuko Y. Craft (Illustrator) is officially released next month on July 26, 2016. Yay! A favorite illustrator illustrating my favorite tale. Yay yay yay!

I have illustrations to share, which are from the book, but these images are from the 2017 calendar--Beauty and the Beast 2017 Fairy Tale Wall Calendar--derived from the book which is available right now and may sell out since these calendars tend to do so. So I am sharing the book and the calendar now. In case you want both.

Book description:

Award-winning team Mahlon and Kinuko Craft bring us a gorgeous and vivid retelling of the classic story of Beauty and the Beast in this stunningly illustrated picture book.

The tale is as old as time: A man steals a rose from the garden of a beast. His beautiful daughter sacrifices herself to a life in the beast’s castle to protect her father. The beast and the girl fall in love and live happily ever after…

This beloved tale is captured with lyrical prose and lavish illustration. In the spirit of the Crafts’ previous collaborations, their acclaimed fairy-tale retellings of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, this timeless tale is brought to life with sumptuous paintings and ornamental detail in this lush picture book to be cherished at story time again and again.