Sisters Belle and Cassandra are the daughters of George Godwin, a British merchant. The sisters are extremely different: Cassandra is adventuresome and freedom-loving, and Belle is timid but possesses the unusual giftof dreaming about things before they happen. After their father loses the family fortune, they leave London to begin life anew in the country. But nothing prepares them for what happens next. When fearful Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden's "Cinderella" comes a bold new telling of this classic tale that will delight children and their families.