Overview

Gram’s Fairy Tales presents a series of illustrated chapter books that retain the heart and characters, but not the violence, of the original Grimm tales. The stories are lyrical with touching and funny twists that make them as interesting for the adult reader as they are for children.

This “kinder, gentler retelling” of CinderElla, is the story of a search for perfect ...
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CinderElla

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Overview

Gram’s Fairy Tales presents a series of illustrated chapter books that retain the heart and characters, but not the violence, of the original Grimm tales. The stories are lyrical with touching and funny twists that make them as interesting for the adult reader as they are for children.

This “kinder, gentler retelling” of CinderElla, is the story of a search for perfect pairs: a young lady searching for the prince of her heart and an enchanted dancing shoe that seeks to be reunited with its fox-trotting partner.

Along the way, Ella loses a mother but gains a stepmother who is kind and twin stepsisters who are materialistic and demanding. Their demands escalate as the Royal Ball approaches and they leave CinderElla behind with her wishes. As her wishes come true, CinderElla, with the help of her enchanted dancing shoes, becomes the favored dance partner of the Prince. Dawn approaches and CinderElla races from the palace leaving behind one shoe that won’t stop dancing. Sadly, she and the remaining shoe trudge home and wonder if they will ever see their perfect partners again.

Other books currently in the series include Little Red Riding Hood, and Rumpelstiltskin.
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I doubt that you would want to read the original version of Cinderella to your youngster as a bedtime story. The 2 deceitful stepsisters each try to make their feet fit into the golden slipper - one by cutting off her big toe, the other by cutting off part of her heel. Of course, their plan failed and the shoe was found to fit Cinderella. Still hoping to benefit from her good fortune, they attend the wedding only to have their eyes plucked out by pigeons.

The version written by Susan Me
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014959490
  • Publisher: Rocking Chair Publications
  • Publication date: 8/2/2012
  • Series: Gram's Fairy Tales , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 37
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 674 KB

Meet the Author

Biography
"Be careful when you take the grandchildren to the bookstore!" Such was the warning from my stepchildren and the parents of two beautiful little girls. Since when had bookstores become such dangerous places for the young? They explained that many of the children's books contained violence and/or other disturbing elements such as wolves that eat children, parents that abandon their children in the woods, and witches who try to poison or eat children.

It was because of this that I began rewriting (and illustrating) the Grimm's Fairy Tales to be kinder, gentler and funny. So, I left corporate writing behind and now write whimsical tales for youngsters and the adults who read to them.

My granddaughters have assisted in the editing and recommendations for which words should be included in the glossary at the back of each book. Their parents, who are teachers had input as well.

The first three books, Little Red Riding Hood, CinderElla, and Rumpelstiltskin, will soon be followed by Snow White (a beauty pageant between and beauty obsessed diva and a pale homemaker with a passion for stenciling.)

Enjoy.
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