Plates illustrated in a highly original style walk young readers through the mysterious halls of the great castle that serves as the backdrop of the story of Beauty and a mysterious prince, transformed by a sorcerer into a beast. In a selection of episodes adapted from the most popular version of this unforgettable fairy tale, the main characters and features of the fairy tale come to life in easy-to-make origami models designed by a great Italian master and suitable for beginners - adults and children alike. All the fascinating characters of this touching story that winds its way through a magical atmosphere to the inevitable happy ending can be recreated simply by folding sheets of paper. Bella will promise her eternal love to the Beast, who will then turn back into a prince. Thus the terrible spell will finally come to an end. AGES: 4 plus AUTHOR: Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont (1711-1780) wrote several classics for children short stories, fairy tales and instructional handbooks for educating the young published in Le Magasin des enfants (1757). She's best known for her version of Beauty and the Beast: a retelling of an old fairy tale, originally collected and set down by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (1695-1755). SELLING POINTS: Beauty and the Beast, the fairy and the castle, the carriage and the rose - All the magic of this timeless tale lives on through these stunning origami These easy models, suitable for kids, are illustrated by diagrams featuring detailed instructions and videos 45 illustrated large-format origami sheets a great time will be had by all!