Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story)
Publication Date: June 13, 2006
Categories: Fairy Tales & Folklore - Humorous Retelling
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.
Barbara Ensor has written for New York magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Family Life, the Village Voice, and numerous other publications and websites. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Harpers, Self, Child, and elsewhere. She is also the author of the children's book Thumbelina, Tiny Runaway Bride. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.