The Orphan

The Orphan

A Cinderella Story from Greece

By Anthony L. Manna; Soula Mitakidou; Giselle Potter (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375866913, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

Once upon a time in Greece, fate left a young girl an orphan. Her stepmother was so hateful that she counted every drop of water the orphan drank But with the help of Nature's blessings, the orphan was showered with gifts: brilliance from the Sun, beauty from the Moon, gracefulness from the Dawn and even a tiny pair of blue shoes from the Sea. When the prince comes to visit their village, he only has eyes for the mysterious beauty. Children will love this fanciful folk retelling of the Cinderella story, accompanied by luminous watercolor illustrations by Giselle Potter.

About the Author
ANTHONY L. MANNA, an award-winning author, is Professor of Children's Literature, Kent State University.

SOULA MITAKIDOU is an award-winning author and Lecturer in the Department of Primary Education at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Giselle Potter lives in New York statewith her family. She has illustrated over twenty books including "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth" by Patricia McKissack.