Cinderella by Max Eilenberg

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Aspiring princesses will be entralled by this lively retelling of the classic rags-to-riches story, brightened by playful, quirky illustrations.

Cinderella's evil stepmother makes her cook and clean and dust and sweep until her arms ache and her head spins. But with a tap, tap and a WHOOSH of her fairy godmother's wand, the kind, mistreated beauty becomes a shimmering vision worthy of a prince. In a wry, conversational tone, the narrative sends Cinderella off to the ball three times — each time lovelier than the last — breathing witty new life into this oft-told, favorite fairy tale.

About Max Eilenberg

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Max Eilenberg is the author of COWBOY KID, illustrated by Sue Heap; SQUEAK'S GOOD IDEA, illustrated by Patrick Benson; and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, illustrated by Angela Barrett. He lives in London. Niamh Sharkey has illustrated numerous books for children and is the author-illustrator of SANTASAURUS and THE RAVENOUS BEAST. She lives in Dublin.
Published September 1, 2008 by Walker Books Ltd. 56 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A swirling surfeit of pink, purple and gold is draped around this crisp retelling of the traditional tale, as Cinderella attends three balls with her handsome prince before her glass slipper falls.

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While we are all very familiar with the traditional story of Cinderella (girl is in rags, girl rides in a pumpkin, hits the ball and wins over the prince), you will be pleasantly surprised with this slightly different version.

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Youth Services Book Review

Eilenberg and Sharkey put their hands to work retelling the much beloved fairy tale, Cinderella.

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