Cinderella : (as If You Didn't Already Know The Story)

Cinderella : (as If You Didn't Already Know The Story)

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Random House, Inc.
I know, I know. You’ve heard the story a million times before. Mean stepmother. Lots of sweeping. Fancy ball. You remember. Or do you? Did you remember that Cinderella was such a nice girl—so smart and funny? You probably would’ve liked her. Did you know that “Cinderella” was just a nickname? And that her handsome prince loved Jell-o and was a wonderful dancer?

Readers will delight in following Cinderella through all the usual happenings, presented in a most unusual way. And they’ll finally see what becomes of her after she marries the prince. So maybe you should hear the story one last time. Because it’s actually way different than you might have thought. . . .

Kids who have outgrown picture books and are ready for something longer—but still love illustrated texts—will gravitate toward this Cinderella, which was an IRA-CBC Children's Choice selection. Black-and-white silhouettes of everything from the ugly stepsisters to Cinderella’s slipper (actual size) are intermingled with Cinderella’s letters to her recently deceased mother in this totally original package. And don't miss the companion book to this fairy-tale reboot: Thumbelina, Tiny Runaway Bride.


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Baker & Taylor
In this updated version of the Cinderella story, Cinderella writes letters to her dead mother apologizing for not being more assertive, which she remedies soon after marrying the prince. Readers will delight in following Cinderella through all the usual happenings, presented in a most unusual way. And they'll finally see what becomes of her after she marries the prince. So maybe you should hear the story one last time. Because it's actually way different than you might have thought. Kids who have outgrown picture books and are ready for something longer - but still love illustrated texts - will gravitate toward this Cinderella. Black-and-white silhouettes of everything from the ugly stepsisters to Cinderella's slipper (actual size) are intermingled with Cinderella's letters to her recently deceased mother in this totally original package, written and illustrated by an exciting newcomer to children's books.In this updated version of the Cinderella story, Cinderella writes letters to her dead mother apologizing for not being more assertive, which she remedies soon after marrying the prince.

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& Taylor

In this updated, hip version of the Cinderella story, Cinderella writes letters to her dead mother apologizing for not being more assertive, which she remedies soon after marrying the prince.

Publisher: New York, NY Schwartz & Wade, 2006
ISBN: 9780375936203
0375936203
Characteristics: 109p

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librariesandbooks1
May 25, 2017

This was a very nice book, although I didn't notice any differences between this one and the original Cinderella story! It was not "actually way different than you might have thought". It was a fun, short read, but I am a little bit disappointed.
If you want a better fractured Cinderella-story, try "If The Shoe Fits" by Sarah Mlynowski, "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine, "Disenchanted: The Trails of Cinderella" by Megan Morrison, or "Just Ella" by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

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Avengers_Justice
Jun 01, 2015

This is very easy read, but not one for babies! I would encourage all girls to read this because it shows that life is unfair in many ways but still good.

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ELY1999
Mar 14, 2012

An easy read, even though has many twists sticks to the orginal Cinderella story line.

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