Courses
Courses for Kids
Free study material
Offline Centres
More

Beauty and The Beast – English Short Story for Kids

share icon
share icon

Introduction to the Story

"The Beauty and the Beast" is a heartfelt tale about the birth of love and how it may change the way you see the people you care about. The lesson of this fairytale is that a person's beauty comes from a heart filled with love and that once the beauty recognises the beast's inner beauty and the feelings it possesses, the beast's exterior appearance no longer matters to her.


Let us know the story in detail here.


The Story

Once upon a time, there lived a wealthy merchant and his three daughters.


The father was going somewhere far away one day and asked his girls what they wanted when he returned. The first and second daughters both requested exquisite gowns. "Father, all I need is a rose plucked from your hand," Beauty, the third daughter, remarked. On his journey back, the merchant had to pass through a dense forest. It was late at night, and the merchant was looking for a place to sleep. He came across a massive castle and went inside, only to find no one.


He ate everything on a large table full of great food. The merchant then retired to his bedroom, where he slept soundly in a lovely, fluffy bed. The merchant found no one in the castle the next day as well. He remembered Beauty's gift when he spotted a lovely rose bush growing on the lawn. From the bush, he plucked a red rose.


Beauty and the Beast story


Beauty and the Beast story


Suddenly, a ferocious-looking beast rushed from the bush. "I gave you food and a bed to sleep in!" he roared, dressed in expensive silks. And now you're robbing me of my roses!" Fearful, the merchant informed the Beast about Beauty's gift. Only if he promised to take Beauty to this castle would the Beast agree to let him go. The merchant nodded and dashed back to his house. He was overcome with emotion when he informed his girls about the Beast. Beauty, on the other hand, adored her father and agreed to stay with the Beast.


Representing the Beauty and the Beast story


Representing the Beauty and the Beast story


Beauty was showered with kindness by the Beast. He was never rude towards her. He allowed her to stay in the largest room and enjoy the lovely yard. While the Beast kept her company, Beauty would sit near the hearth and sew. Beauty was first terrified of the Beast, but she grew to like him with time.


The Beast proposed to Beauty one day, but she declined. She was still terrified by his worried face. The Beast continued to treat her with kindness and love. Beauty yearned for her father. "Look into the mirror and you will see your family," the Beast continued, handing her a magical mirror. You will no longer be lonely.


When Beauty looked in the mirror one day, she noticed that her father was gravely ill and dying. "Please let me go home!" she begged and wailed to the Beast. "All I want to do is see my father before he passes away!" "No!" shouted the Beast. You said, “you'd never leave this stronghold!" He stormed out of the room after saying this. However, after some time had passed, he approached Beauty and said "You may go to your father for seven days. However, you must guarantee that you will return after that." Beauty was overjoyed and agreed. She then departed and returned to her father's house. Her father was delighted when he saw Beauty and quickly recovered. Beauty stayed with her family for at least seven days. She had completely forgotten about the Beast and his castle. But one night, she experienced a terrifying nightmare in which the Beast was gravely ill and on the verge of death. "Beauty, please come back!" he cried.


Because she didn't mean to hurt the Beast, Beauty awoke and returned to the castle. "Please don't die, Beast!" she begged out. "I'll be with you for the rest of my life!" The Beast was transformed into a gorgeous prince by a miracle. "I'd been under a curse for all these years and could only be freed when someone fell in love with me," he explained. "Because you truly love me, I am now free of the curse." After then, Beauty and the Beast married and lived happily ever after as a couple.

Want to read offline? download full PDF here
Download full PDF
Is this page helpful?
like-imagedislike-image
Courses for kids
icon
English Superstar
Grade LKG - 2
icon
Maths Classes
Grade 1 - 2
icon
Spoken English
Grade 3 - 5

FAQs on Beauty and The Beast – English Short Story for Kids

1. Give the summary of the story “The Beauty and the Beast”.

This is a story of real love, and how it can turn a beast into a prince. Every individual we regard to be our soul mate is a lovely prince or princess in real life, not just in fairy tales.


Because the tremendous love between Beauty and the Beast was real, and when Beauty declared her love for the Beast, he transformed into a beautiful prince, the story had a happy ending.

2. What is the moral of the story?

The moral of “The Beauty and The Beast” is that inner traits such as kindness should be valued over outside qualities such as wit and appearance. This moral is taught by showing how Beauty admired the Beast's intrinsic qualities and fell in love with him despite his external characteristics.