The Beast and the Bethany
The Beast and the Bethany

Beauty comes at a price. And no one knows that better than Ebenezer Tweezer, who has stayed beautiful for 511 years. How, you may wonder? Ebenezer simply has to feed the beast in the attic of his mansion. In return for meals of performing monkeys, statues of Winston Churchill, and the occasional cactus, Ebenezer gets potions that keep him young and beautiful, as well as other presents.

But the beast grows ever greedier with each meal, and one day he announces that he’d like to eat a nice, juicy child next. Ebenezer has never done anything quite this terrible to hold onto his wonderful life. Still, he finds the absolutely snottiest, naughtiest, and most frankly unpleasant child he can and prepares to feed her to the beast.

The child, Bethany, may just be more than Ebenezer bargained for. She’s certainly a really rather rude houseguest, but Ebenezer still finds himself wishing she didn’t have to be gobbled up after all. Could it be Bethany is less meal-worthy and more…friend-worthy?

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
Profile Picture

In The Beast and the Bethany, there is a man, Ebenezer Tweezer, who is 511 years old and keeps a beast in a room in his house. He feeds the beast whatever it wants, and in return, the beast gives him gifts and potions to make him stay young. The beast gets more and more greedy with his requests for food and eventually requests a child to eat. Ebenezer finds the most awful child he can, and that is Bethany. But as he gets to know Bethany, he finds out that maybe she doesn´t deserve to be eaten.

To add your comments, login above or request a LitPick membership.

Place your ad here