Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother

Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother

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by Trisha Speed Shaskan
     
 

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OF COURSE you think Cinderella was the sweetest belle of the ball. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...  See more details below

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OF COURSE you think Cinderella was the sweetest belle of the ball. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

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Children's Literature - Miranda McClain
A talk-your-ear-off, head-in-the-clouds, compulsive liar, who foists her chores off on others is not what comes to mind when most people think of Cinderella, but most people are not her stepmother. In this story we hear the traditional fairy tale retold in a very non-traditional way, through the eyes of the stepmother. The story she tells is not vastly different from the original but it does cause one to rather pity the unwitting prince who seems to have no idea what he is getting himself into. When the narrator first arrives at her new home she is greeted by an extremely chatty "Cindy" and an awful lot of dust. Cindy proceeds to talk herself hoarse which is why she is forbidden to go to the ball. Young readers who are familiar with the traditional tale will definitely find this version entertaining, and readers tired of "the same old thing" will find this new spin refreshing. Readers who enjoy the twist on an old favorite are urged to envision other popular stories from a new point of view and a glossary and page with additional information at the back encourage further study. Reviewer: Miranda McClain
School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—These retellings of classic tales illustrate the concept of "point of view." They acknowledge and play on reader expectations: "People think it's easy being a giant." "The wicked stepmother? Not true. It's just another one of Cinderella's wild stories." Glib, colloquial texts and bright, cartoon-style illustrations create an ironic, knowing atmosphere. While it's an amusing trick, and makes a good teaching tool, the power of the original stories is lost in translation. These titles do not stand alone as literature as does Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! (Viking, 1989), but will be welcomed in creative-writing classes. End matter includes questions on how point of view changes the story, suggested reading, and (somewhat vague) instructions for accessing more information online.—Heidi Estrin, Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404870482
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Other Side of the Story Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
50,551
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Born in 1974 in Nantes, France, Gerald grew up in nine different cities around the land of cheese. He graduated from the National School of Applied Art (also called Olivier de Serres) in 1998. Gerald's creativity blossomed at a web design company, an event studio, a video-games studio, and then several animations studios. Aside from illustration, Gerald has many other interests, including managing the French Comics Artists association "Rendez-Vous" (which published its first book at Akileos publishing in 2009), or co-leading with the Japanese Artist Daisuke Tsutsumi the artistic and charity project "Sketchtravel," a real sketchbook shared by 70 illustrators from all around the world.

When Trisha Speed Shaskan was a girl, she wanted to become a superhero. Her mother gave her a Wonder Woman costume. Her dad crafted her a tiara and bracelets out of metal to match. Trisha imagined she could fight evil, fly an invisible airplane, and get anyone to tell the truth. While she didn’t grow up to be Wonder Woman, she still uses her imagination to write stories and to teach creative writing.
Trisha has taught creative writing to children and adults for thirteen years. She has published 26 books for children, and more are forthcoming. She has an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Trisha currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen, and their cat, Eartha, named after Eartha Kitt, famous for her role as Catwoman.

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Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
mrspatpat More than 1 year ago
Picture book 24 pages
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Is this a chapeter book or a chilldrans story