Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story)
Barbara Ensor, Barbara Ensor
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.

Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Obviously everyone knows the story of Cinderella, but did you know why Cinderella's Fairy godmother asked for lizards or what excuse did her stepmother make when she had to move to the attic? No? thats what I thought. As this classic tale unfolds we get to see all of Cinderella's feelings, thoughts and actions during this timeless fairytale. That makes You love Cinderella even more.

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