Cinderella's Rat (Library Binding)
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780395868331, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1997
When is a rat not a rat? When Cinderella's fairy godmother turns him into a coachman - well, more of a coachboy. And what does the coachboy think of this sudden change in his life? He's delighted to find the open bags of grain in the castle larder. But soon enough, trouble begins. His sister, unchanged by the godmother's magic spell, scurries across the larder floor and is in danger of being stomped to death by the coachboy's newfound friend. How can he save her without revealing his secret? Life is full of surprises. Pumpkins turn into coaches and mice into horses, and an overworked wizard can create stranger magic than Cinderella's fairy godmother ever dreamed of. Susan Meddaugh uses her wit and animated artwork to give us a hilarious new take on an old tale in this story of an ordinary rat caught in extraordinary circumstances.
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Praise For Cinderella's Rat…
"This spinoff from the Cinderella story is an instant classic -- children will love it. . . . Humor permeates the tale, while clever twists shape it." Kirkus Reviews
"This spoof tickles and surprises royally." School Library Journal, Starred