Source and activity 7
Fairy tales: Narrative
'Beauty and the beast', 1921.
This is an illustration from 'Beauty and the beast' by Jennie Harbour from 'My book of favourite fairy tales', 1921. Download 'Beauty and the beast' illustration (PDF: 2.1MB; 1 page).
It shows Beauty knocking at the gate of the Beast's castle. The gate leads into the garden.
Read the story of 'Beauty and the beast'.
- Use the illustration from 'Beauty and the
beast' as a starting point for creative writing, storytelling, or
drama. Before telling the class the story of 'Beauty and the
beast', ask the pupils to imagine what happens next in the story.
Does the door open? Who opens it? What's behind the door? Who is
the woman who knocks on the door and what does she want or expect?
Literacy and English experiences and outcomes: [ENG 1-31a; ENG 2-31a; EXA 1-13a; EXA 2-13a]
- After listening or reading the pupils' story ideas, tell the story of 'Beauty and the beast'.
Download 'What happens next' activity (PDF: 75KB; 1 page)
Related material at NLS
Find out more about fairy tales and the Brothers Grimm in NLS collections:
Search our main catalogue for books about fairy tales and the Brothers Grimm.
Discover more about the Brothers Grimm in our past treasures display.
Take part in our exciting Hansel and Gretel creative writing competitions.
Read a news story about the Grimms' Scottish connections in a letter that Jacob Grimm wrote to Sir Walter Scott.