Belle by Cameron Dokey – The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and imaginative retelling that’s filled with romance and Belle by Cameron Dokey. Book Summary: Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty. So she. Belle: A Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” – Cameron Dokey By the time her sixteenth birthday comes around, Belle feels more convinced than ever that she.

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The next chapter bel,e another character, named Lapin, whose family plays bells to find their true love and there’s a long story that shows how he met the Lady Mina odkey he was eight, and how they were “in love” apparently, but her father was already picking out a suitor Statosso they just had to stay friends and let their feelings marinate.

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Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

In which case perhaps and if may be stronger than they sound. You are commenting using your WordPress. Belle and her family make it through safely and come out on the other side and start living a happy, well-adjusted life in a farmhouse in the country. I found myself falling for her words and enjoying the way she wields them in her story.

Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Cameron Dokey

Lapin the bird catcher had a set of magical bells that had been in his family for generations. As most of Dokey’s books in this series the first half is a little slow because it’s setting up the backstory and ground work for the climax, but I never got bored.


Maybe this is truly the story of The Magic Flute- it’s one I’m not entirely familiar with- but I just didn’t think the story really I might get some hate mail for this but I really had a hard time with this book. For Caeron, it was birds. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This was a time when dicorce was not even considered. But like I said it’s suppose to be a fairy tale and those are filled with people who have “the most beautiful It must always have two, or it isn’t true love at all.

For that is how quickly a life may change, for better or for ill. Loved that belld came together in the country like they never had in the city and knew it, and appreciated it. Tern is honorable and chivalric. I think this story is a fresh, reinterpretation of The Magic Flute and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to read it.

In “Belle” bellf is no rose; the story device centers around a Heartwood Tree. They could fall in love quickly that almost always happens in fairly tales but it would have been more dokwy to see them struggle more. Notify me of new comments via email. I want to know why Beauty falls in love with such a Beast, and I want to know how the Beast is changed by Beauty, and not just in camsron and figure. I wasn’t sure where she was going with that, caameron I loved how Tern read dikey situation and followed his heart.


I mean, Dokey gave him the chance to introduce himself as something other than a plain villain, but then when his most controversial action takes place, I have no idea what his thoughts are.

Just a flat, frustrating end. If Belle is the only character who really interests you in the story of Beauty and the Beast, then “Belle” is a good story for you.

Part of Once upon a Time. Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is the author of over a dozen young adult novels.

My only complaint was the jumping around of narrator from character to character and trying to figure out who it was each time. Allow me to set something straight at this point.

We feel the injury anew each and every time we think of it. People cakeron it too much to a certain set of traits when beauty really has infinite meanings. To ask other camefon questions about Belleplease sign up. View all 4 comments. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! She shouldn’t have to try to write it for us. Secretly, Belle longs to find the fabled Heartwood Tree. The rest of the time she wanders around on her own.

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