It was long ago and far away that a French governess told her pupils the wonderful story we now know as Beauty and the Beast. That charming 18th-century tale of the power of love has enchanted generations of readers and listeners. In addition, this volume includes 5 stories by Charles Perrault, the noted French author. Blue Beard, Puss in Boots, Little Tom Thumb, The Fairies and Ricky of the Tuft are all brimming with humor, drama, and fantasy in their complete and unabridged form. 96 pages. Recommended for ages 8-14. Printed in the USA.