A beautiful retelling of the classic tale with lavish full-color oil paintings.
Sweet Cinderella is forced to spend her days waiting on her cruel stepsisters and stepmother, almost forgetting that she, too, was once a fine young lady with handsome clothes and a soft bed to sleep in. But when Cinderella is left at home on the night of the Prince’s ball, her fairy godmother turns pumpkin into coach, mice into horses, lizards into footmen, and Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown. At the ball Cinderella secretly captures the heart of the Prince, but it is not until he finds the true owner of the delicate glass slipper that the two can live happily ever after.
Ruth Sanderson is the highly acclaimed illustrator of over 75 books for children. Her fairy tale retellings include The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Rose Red and Snow White, The Snow Princess, and The Crystal Mountain. Her original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won both the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award was given to her retelling of The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Magic Ring. She lives with her husband in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
“An exceptionally exquisite rendering... Sanderson paints personality and emotion into each of her characters.”
— Booklist, starred review
“The glitter on the cover foreshadows the glamour in Ruth Sanderson’s retelling… even as the heroine tends the fire, readers will see her beauty.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Real fairy-tale magic… striking realistic oil paintings… well-written and beautifully illustrated.”
— School Library Journal
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