The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-tooth Dog
A Folktale From Great BritainBook - 2007
A new spin on the classic story of "Beauty and the Beast." Never judge a dog by its fur. When a great smelly, slobbery, small-tooth dog rescues a rich man from thieves, the man offers the dog any treasure in his house as a reward. But the dog is not interested in wealth; he wants companionship. So, he asks for the rich man's daughter as reward. With great sadness, the daughter honors her father's word and goes to live in the dog's extravagant palace. A friendship blossoms between the dog and the girl, but she continues to long for her father, sometimes forgetting the importance of being kind. In this tale from Great Britain, award winning author, Margaret Read MacDonald puts a new spin on the classic story, "Beauty and the Beast," reminding us all that appearances can be deceiving and that compassion can be powerful. This British folktale will teach readers the importance of caring, citizenship and fairness.
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : August House LittleFolk, 2007.
Branch Call Number: j 398.2094 ENGLAND MACDONAL
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Alternative Title: Beauty and the beast.