Twist in the Tale- Beauty and the Beast

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Twist in the Tale- Beauty and the Beast

We are back again with another round of appreciation for fairy tales. No matter which new and modern stories emerge, we continue to love fairy tales and they reciprocate the love by staying with us forever. Now, can you quickly think and tell what comes to your mind when you read 'fairy tales'? Well, it's probably the widely read and memorised phrase, 'Once upon a time...'

Before you lose yourself in the depth of fairy lands, we wish to tell you that once upon a time, in a tale reimagined by Offshoot Books, we found ourselves back in the enchanting world of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but with a captivating twist. Belle, the book-loving heroine, is set on a courageous journey that not only unveils the strength of her character but also digresses from the traditional narrative we know.

In our tale, Belle lives harmoniously with her father.  

Her life is full of joy and she rejoices in reading books. Her love for reading is nurtured by her father. He tirelessly brings her every book he can lay his hands on. One day, this setting is graced by the arrival of some new family members – a stepmother and stepsisters. But Belle, being the lovely and headstrong girl she is, eagerly forms a loving bond with her newfound siblings.

However, Belle and her family's happiness takes an unexpected turn as Belle's father does not return from his journey to another town. Days turn into weeks, and Belle grows anxious and worried. At this point, Belle decides to set on a mission to find her father and get him home. 

In her quest to find her missing father, Belle stumbles upon a mysterious tower. Among many other things that she encounters inside the tower is the guardian of the tower, a beast. He roars into the scene at the sight of Belle.

Is it the beast who has captivated Belle's father? And where has he confined him? 

Belle was not someone who would succumb to a beast's roaring threats, she confidently maintained her stand.  But what happens next and whether Belle finds her father despite the beast's tactics, is something to be discovered only by the readers within the enchanting pages of the book.

Witness Belle's unwavering determination and courage and root for her to shine through as she confronts the Beast, get your hands on Beauty and the Beast by Offshoot Books. 

This twisted tale challenges the traditional narrative as Offshoot Books adds depth to Belle's character, portraying her not just as a lover of books but as a strong and independent young woman.


A peek into Offshoot Books’ “Twist in the Tale” series:

This series provides a fresh take on the beloved fairy tales we've all held close to our hearts. The unexpected turns in these familiar stories will engage both children and adults. Young readers will not only rejoice in these tales but also gain a thorough understanding, as the stories are written using vocabulary from the Cambridge list specifically designed for Starters, Movers and Flyers.

Titles in this series:

  • Cinderella
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Pinocchio
  • Rapunzel
  • The Dancing Shoes
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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