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Robin McKinley

Biography

Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for THE HERO AND THE CROWN and a Newbery Honor for THE BLUE SWORD. Her other books include SUNSHINE; the New York Times bestseller SPINDLE'S END; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BEAUTY and ROSE DAUGHTER; and a retelling of the ROBIN HOOD legend, THE OUTLAWS OF SHERWOOD. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.

Robin McKinley

Books by Robin McKinley

by Robin McKinley - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, Romance

Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. But what she lacks in appearance, she can perhaps make up for in courage. When her father comes home with a tale of an enchanted castle in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty knows she must travel to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will. Her father insists that he will not let her go, but she responds, “Cannot a Beast be tamed?”