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New York : Simon Pulse, 2002.
0689835906, 9780689835902, 0613732774, 9780613732772, 0689835892, 9780689835896
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Young Adult.
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260 pages : 1 map ; 19 cm
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Level 4.6, 8 Points
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Elaborates on the tale of "Beauty and the Beast," told from the point of view of the beast and set in Persia. Before there was Beauty Orasmyn is the prince of Persia and heir to the throne. His religion fills his heart and his mind, and he strives for the knowledge and leadership his father demonstrates. But on the day of the Feast of Sacrifices, Orasmyn makes a foolish choice that results in a fairy's wretched punishment: he is turned into a beast, a curse to be undone only by the love of a woman. Thus begins Orasmyn's journey through the exotic Middle East and sensuous France as he struggles to learn the way of the beast, while also preserving the mind of the man. This is the story of his search, not only for a woman courageous enough to love him, but also for his own redemption.
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Young Adult.
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Decoding demand: 96 (very high),Semantic demand: 100 (very high),Syntactic demand: 87 (very high),Structure demand: 88 (very high),Lexile
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Accelerated Reader AR,MG+,4.6,8,44703.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Napoli, D. J. (2002). Beast. New York: Simon Pulse.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-. 2002. Beast. New York: Simon Pulse.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-, Beast. New York: Simon Pulse, 2002.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Napoli, Donna Jo. Beast. New York: Simon Pulse, 2002. Print.

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