Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair

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by Jewel Kats, Richa Kinra

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In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to trash her wheelchair! An


Join Cinderella in a World Where Anything is Possible!

In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to trash her wheelchair! An unexpected magical endowment to her wheelchair begins a truly enchanted evening and a dance with the Prince. Can true love be far behind?

  • This fairy tale demonstrates people with disabilities can overcome abuse
  • Children with disabilities finally have a Cinderella story they can identify with
  • In this version, Cinderella uses her own abilities to build a new future for herself
  • The connection Cinderella and the Prince share illustrates love surges past mutual attraction

    Acclaim for Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair

    "An inspiring and exciting read for children of all ages and abilities. Finally here is a book which shows that wheelchair-mobile children can achieve anything. A clever, modern twist on this traditional and much loved story."

    --Joanne Smith, TV Producer, Terry Fox Hall of Fame inductee, Gemini Award winner

    "This strength-based present day Cinderella story reminds readers that everyone, including someone with a physical challenge, can have the experiences and relationships they hope to have. This Cinderella found that 'success was of her own making'. A must have for every school library and therapy office."

    --Theresa Fraser, M.A., Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist, author of: Billy Had To Move

    "A wonderful, upbeat, modernized version of a familiar fairy tale. Cinderella's physical disability is taken in stride, and life goes on regardless. I loved it!"

    --Dr. Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist, author Please Explain Anxiety to Me

    "A magnificent modern-day Cinderella story teaching children of all ages--about creating one's own success, happiness, and positive self-image while embracing life's challenges."

    --Sherry Jones Mayo, RN, EMTP, NCCN, author Confessions of a Trauma Junkie

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    From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press


  • Editorial Reviews

    Paige Lovitt
    While I highly recommend "Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair" for children with disabilities, I also believe that it would be of value for children who are not disabled. It will give them a chance to see children with special needs in a different light. Currently working with adults with disabilities, I have several female students who have both learning and physical impairments. I also believe that they would enjoy this book because it is both beautifully illustrated and written on a reading level

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    8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.05(d)
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    4 - 8 Years

    Meet the Author

    Jewel Kats, 32, is an award-winning writer. She’s also one tough cookie. At the age of nine, Jewel endured a car accident. Her physical abilities altered forever. She spent weeks in the Hospital for Sick Children recovering, has survived eight leg surgeries, and currently walks with a cane. (Note: It’s fashionably handpainted!) Nothing stops Jewel. For six years, she penned a syndicated teen advice column for Scripps-Howard News Service and TorStar Syndication Services. Jewel has earned $20,000 in scholarships from Global Television Network and Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. She’s penned three children’s books, including: “Reena’s Bollywood Dream” and “What Do You Use to Help Your Body?” . She calls Toronto home.

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    Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
    kainshottie More than 1 year ago
    A new twist to the Cinderella story. In this tale, Cinderella is in a wheelchair. She still has a stepmother and twin stepsisters. She is treated poorly and has chores she must always do. The only chore detailed in the story was that she had to spray perfume on her stepmother's used gym socks. I mention this because I found it funny and gross. The very idea of perfuming socks instead of washing them is just gross. Anyway...The king is dying and wants to marry off his son before he is gone. All eligible women are supposed to go to a ball. When Cinderella asks to go, in true fairy tale fashion, she must do something first to get the priviledge of attending. She has to make fancy jewelry for her stepsisters and in her spare time make her own costume for the ball. Of course, the twins wear her beautiful jewelry and destroy her costume much like the dress from the original story. The stepmother even goes so far as popping one of the wheels on her wheelchair. Her fairy godmother shows up to help her to the ball by giving her wheelchair plane wings. Of course, the prince and Cinderella fall in love. When she flies away from the ball, he grabs her hand pulling off one of her gloves in the process. When Cinderella goes home, she decides to leave her step family. She starts her own jewelry making business which leads the prince to find her again. Of course they get married in the end. It's a very cute story. I love how it is a normal fairy tale that incorporates a wheel chair. It's a story for kids with disabilities but also for kids without. It can serve to help them to see disabilities as normal. These kids need friends and have normal lives even if it is tinged with a bit of make believe. It's a great story. Read more reviews at Identity Discovery blog.
    This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
    While Cinderella is doing all the chores around the house, her Stepmother and Stepsisters are getting ready for the ball. Cinderella works even harder making an outfit for herself but when the night of the ball comes her Stepmother and Stepsisters are never going to let  her go. They wreck Cinderella’s pretty gown and ruin her wheelchair. As Cinderella cries, her Fairy Godmother (a student fairy godmother from Enchanted University) appears and they get to work getting Cinderella to that ball! Why I liked this book – I really like that this book re-tells the Cinderella story but with a modern twist and Cinderella happens to be in a wheelchair. I like how this book takes place in modern times and uses more modern language in the text.  It makes is fun to read.  I think this book will be great for all kids, not just disabled, to read about. I think it will make being in a wheelchair seem not so different to kids who aren’t. I love that in the story not only does Cinderella marry the prince, but she opens up her own jewelry store and is a successful business person. I really like the happy ending. It made me smile. I think this book should be in every house and classroom. *NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
    MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
    A Mom's Choice Award Recipient! Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    What Do You Use To Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities grade level 3+ By Jewel Kats Do you know anyone with disabilities? Maggie takes long walks around her neighborhood with her Mother. During the outing Maggie learns something she didnt know, that people come from different cultures and they help different things to help their bodies. This book is for every child to understand that not everyone is the same. This book is a great tool for parents and therapistst to use as a motivation for children to learn that they can do everything they set their minds to.
    code7r More than 1 year ago
    “Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair” by Jewel Kats (illustrated by Richa Kinra) is a delightful book for children. In this version, Cinderella is in a wheelchair. Does that stop her from going to the ball and winning the heart of the prince? No way! Jewel Kats has given a modern twist to this old tale. Cinderella is in a wheelchair, but that isn’t the focus of the story. The wheelchair is just a part of the story. Cinderella comes across as a strong, independent woman who actually doesn’t need the prince to have a sense of worth. I think that this would be a fun story enjoyed by all children. Having a disability doesn’t mean that you can’t do things. Being a girl doesn’t mean you need to be saved by the prince. Ms. Kats reminds us all of that!
    queenpanda0 More than 1 year ago
    Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale Jewel Kats Loving Healing Press ISBN 9781615991129 Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair is the best story I have read. It was written with children with disabilities in mind. This book is about a girl named Cinderella who is forced to work for her two step-sisters and step mother. It shows that even with a disability, that all things are possible. Cinderella did what she could to make her life all that much better, even though her step-mother and step-sisters forced her to do everything and always broke their promises. It shows that no matter what your disability is, you can do just about anything if you set your mind to it. It shows everyone to never give up, for their are ways to make life better. I recommend this book to anyone who is or knows someone who is disabled. It is a great story and it brings a famous fairy tale together with real life disabilities. It is a must have book and everyone could learn something from this book.
    Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
    Reviewed by Madeline (age 10) & Sophia (age 8) McElroy for Reader Views (9/11) Madeline: This is another Cinderella story with something added! In this book, Cinderella is in a wheelchair. It may sound like a weird story, but it is very good. Life is hard for Cinderella; her jobs are harder to do and her step-sisters treat her like an animal. The day of the ball, her step-mother says she can go to the ball if she makes jewelry for her and her step-sisters. She had worked all day on the jewelry and had made herself a dress too. Right before they leave, Cinderella¿s stepmother sneaks up behind her and disables her wheelchair so she can¿t make it move. Cinderella cried, ¿What about the promise you made?¿ She laughed and said, ¿Promises can be broken.¿ Just then somebody says, ¿Don't Cry.¿ It¿s Cinderella¿s fairy godmother! She zaps her. ¿But remember, the spell wears off at midnight, be careful!,¿ said her fairy godmother. Then she disappears. Now, Cinderella is flying to the ball! She lands inside and her step-sisters and step-mother get very angry. The Prince comes over and asks her to dance. She possibly couldn¿t! Then, her wheelchair flies up and he grabs her hands, everywhere he went, the wheelchair followed while flying. The end is for you too see. I liked this book because I like fairy tales and Cinderella is one of my favorites. It is great for kids who have disabilities in life such as being in a wheelchair or having a disease that bothers them. This book can help them get through it and realize life can be the same as others lives too. Sophia: ¿Cinderella¿s Magical Wheelchair¿ is a good story for kids who have had a horrible accident or injury. This book is about a girl named Cinderella with two evil step-sisters and one step-mother. The step-mother says the step-sisters can go to the ball, but the step-mother said Cinderella couldn¿t go. But the step-mother said she could make jewelry for the step-sisters. When Cinderella makes the jewelry for the sisters she gets ready. But when she is ready the step-mother makes a flat tire on her chair. Then she realized she had a fairy godmother! The rest you should read to see yourself. This book was very wonderful.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Can a person in a wheelchair hope to go to a costume party and lead a normal life? Part of Loving Healing Press¿s ¿Growing with Love¿ series, this inventive take-off on the old familiar fairy tale has Cinderella, who lives in a Kingdom far, far away, in a wheelchair. The wicked stepmother and stepsisters are there. The King is ill and wants to see his only son married, so there¿s going to be a costume party for the Prince to meet all interested women. Of course, the stepsisters are going. The stepmother agrees that Cinderella can go if she manages to create some stunning jewelry for the other girls. So Cinderella helps her stepsisters get ready, and she makes herself a nice, new costume. However, when it¿s time to go, the stepsisters claw at Cinderella¿s costume, and the stepmother even punctures Cinderella¿s wheelchair tire. Will Monique, the student fairy godmother from Enchantment University, be able to do anything for Cinderella? And what will happen to all of Cinderella¿s hopes and dreams? Dedicated to ¿any child who¿s faced an illness, accident or injury,¿ Cinderella¿s Magical Wheelchair lets young people with various disabilities know that they can overcome abuse, use their own abilities to build a new future for themselves, and find love that goes beyond mere physical attraction. Author Jewel Kats, who also wrote Reena¿s Bollywood Dream, a sensitive book about sexual abuse by a relative, knows whereof she speaks. At the age of nine, she endured a car accident which altered her physical abilities forever. After weeks in the hospital and eight leg surgeries, she currently walks with a cane, which is fashionably handpainted, but nothing stops her. Like Jewel, this Cinderella learns to work hard at making her own ¿they lived happily ever after¿ ending to the story. Illustrator Richa Kinra¿s eye-catching painted work is primarily in water colors, acrylics, and oils, but sometimes incorporates colored pencil, dry colors, pen and ink, or collage. This is a cute and heart-warming tale that will appeal to everyone, especially children with disabilities who now have a Cinderella with whom they can relate.
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