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Dark Tales: Beauty and the Beast

A Modern Retelling

Part of Dark Tales
Illustrated by Pete Katz
Published by Canterbury Classics
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
LIST PRICE $11.99

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

This modern retelling of the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast is told here in a graphic novel format. More than 100 pages of illustrated action, adventure, and love teach a lesson to look beyond the surface and learn to love what’s underneath. A merchant takes shelter in a castle during a thunderstorm, and ends up striking a bargain with its beastly master. His youngest daughter, Beauty, returns to the castle to live in exchange for a restoration of the family’s previous wealth. Beauty befriends Beast, but longs to see her family again. He allows her to visit her former home, but when she doesn’t return at the designated time, consequences ensue.

Pete Katz is a half-Irish, half-Greek illustrator and writer, born in the East End of London. He has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked for clients including Image Comics, Oxfam, Harvey Nichols, Barnes & Noble, Scholastic, Canterbury Classics, and the British Museum. As well as illustrating his graphic novels, he writes and adapts the scripts for most of them and is published worldwide in fifteen languages. Along with working on graphic novels, he also produces portraits, t-shirt graphics, and other commissions.

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