When Kyle’s girlfriend Maddie dumps him at the park on his 16th birthday, he feels like crying. When 14 year old Elizabeth rollerblades down the hill with her foster dog Beauty, she falls and does cry and Kyle thinks it’s the most beautiful sound in the world. At that moment, Sylvia McNicoll knew Kyle would fall in love with her in this the final episode of the Beauty trilogy.
Enter Beauty Returns, another split narrative story. Elizabeth is talked into fostering Magic, a golden retriever destined to be used for breeding so she won’t have to return her after a few months. Kyle is enjoying new independence because of his guide dog Beauty 2. When Elizabeth and Kyle hang out together, not only do they risk the censure of their parents, their dogs don’t get along and Beauty would rather listen to Elizabeth than obey Kyle.
But Kyle will risk everything just at a chance of normal life and when he befriends a young boy on the bus rides to and from school, he gets the chance to become a true hero.
Enjoy the Beauty trailer on the video page to listen to Kyle’s lullabye and see all the wonderful dogs who contributed to the creation of the series.
Winner of the 2007 Hamiton Arts Award for Best YA
Nominated for the 2008 BC Stellar Book Award