A Rose for Zemira is the first Beauty and the Beast story in Fred Crump's Retold series. Look for the second Beauty and the Beast version in the Retold series, which bears the familiar title 'Beauty and the Beast'. One of the oldest known fairytales, this story actually has roots in Africa. The captivating story found a second home in the hearts of Western audiences. In 'A Rose for Zemira' the story of Beauty and the Beast returns to an African setting. Relive the magic through a new dimension of the childhood favorite that is sure to be treasured. Each story in the Retold series is beautifully written, with illustrations and characters that captivate and mesmerize, making a perfect gift!