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Belleza y La Bestia

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 16


Patricia Santos

Appeared in

Red Ridin' in the Hood and Other Cuentos

Story Summary

In Red Ridin' in the Hood and Other Cuentos, Patricia Marcantonio has taken eleven traditional fairy tales and retold them with a Latino flavor. In Belleza y La Bestia, Ms Marcantonio has saved all the elements that make Beauty and the Beast such a perennial classic yet has breathed new life into it with a Latino cultural shift. Belleza is now from a peasant family and cares for the wounded among Benito Juarez' freedom fighters.