cover image Angelfish


Laurence Yep. G. P. Putnam's Sons, $16.99 (216pp) ISBN 978-0-399-23041-7

Laurence Yep continues the adventures of Chinese-American ballet student Robin Lee, previously met in Ribbons and The Cook's Family, in Angelfish, a twist on ""Beauty and the Beast."" Robin has just landed the role of Beauty in a ballet recital when she accidentally breaks the window of a pet-fish store belonging to the beastly Mr. Tsow, who sentences her to three months of work to make up for the damage. Aided by her Chinese-born grandmother, Robin discovers that Mr. Tsow had been a ballet star in China until the Cultural Revolution forced his ""reeducation,"" and with this knowledge she brings about his transformation. ( June)