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Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She's grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn't know that it's magic her parents are running from. When Sarah's mother walks out on their family, all the strange old magic they have tried to hide from comes rising into their mundane world. Her father begins to change into something wild and beastly, but before his transformation is complete, he takes Sarah to her grandparents--people she has never met, didn't even know were still alive. Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family bloodlines, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast . . . unless she can figure out a way to break the curse more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 197 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0805099808
  • 9780805099805
  • 508,207

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Praise for "Beastkeeper" *""Beastkeeper" is a bright, beautiful sliver of a novel . . . Every page shimmers with magic." - "VOYA," STARRED REVIEW "This haunting tale successfully addresses the toll that long-term jealousy and revenge can have on families - and how love can heal even the deepest rifts." - "Booklist" "This tangled tale of jealousy and revenge retells the classic "Beauty and the Beast" story, but with a twist . . . With lush, descriptive language and complicated familial relationships, this complex story line challenges readers to pay close attention to the details. Hand this middle grade/YA crossover to tweens and teens who enjoy dark fairy-tale retellings." - "School Library Journal" *"Hellisen's narration is thoughtful and lyrical . . . A wild, unique fairy tale." - "Kirkus Reviews," STARRED REVIEWshow more

About Cat Hellisen

Cat Hellisen lives in Cape Town, South Africa. She is also the author of When the Sea Is Rising more

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2,031 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 15% (298)
4 30% (611)
3 35% (714)
2 15% (314)
1 5% (94)
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