Forget the tales you thought you knew in this collection of twelve dangerous stories from New York Times bestselling author Soman Chainani that challenges you to believe in your own strength, to face your demons with hope and an open heart and always think for yourself.
BEASTS AND BEAUTY: DANGEROUS TALES
by Soman Chainani
illustrated by Julia Iredale
HarperCollins, September 2021
You think you know these stories, don’t you? You are wrong. You don’t know them at all.
Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that capture hearts long kept tame and set them free, truths that explore life . . . and death.
A prince has a surprising awakening . . . A beauty fights like a beast . . . A boy refuses to become prey . . . A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again.
New York Times bestselling author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. These stories know you. They understand you. They reflect you. They are tales for our times. So read on, if you dare.
Soman Chainani is the New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series. The fairy-tale saga has sold over 2.5 million copies, been translated into 29 languages and will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix, which Soman will executive produce. Soman is a graduate of Harvard University and received his MFA in film from Columbia University. Every year, he visits schools around the world to speak to kids and share his secret: that reading is the path to a better life.
Soman Chainani talks about his new book in this video!