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Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2018
I was disappointed in this book. It gives you the bones of the story but without any detail or charm. The result is a pretty violent story, and one that is frankly hard to comprehend if you don't know the story in more detail. I had to explain a lot of things to my pre-schooler that I think a better book would have explained, such as why the beast was angry, why the villagers wanted to kill the beast, etc.