Cinderella (Hardcover)

By Max Eilenberg, Niamh Sharkey (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763638566, 56pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

List Price: 17.99*
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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 the Author

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.