Once upon a time in a faraway land a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything a person could want he was stupid, selfish, spoiled and unkind. One night an old woman came to the castle begging the prince for shelter from the cold. The woman offered a rose for his kindness but the prince refused. She told him “Don’t be fooled by appearances. There is beauty to be found within all things“. Then in a flash the woman’s ugliness turned into a beauty and she turned him into an awful beast. If he became kind and clever the spell would be broken. If not he would remain a beast forever. A young girl named Belle lived in a village not far from the castle. Belle loved to read. They met and became friends and Belle began to teach the monster. He became kind and clever. A magical light surrounded the beast and he turned into a handsome prince. They discovered the power of knowledge.