Cinder-Ellyby Frances Minters, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
Readers young and old will enjoy this fresh look at the age-old tale in which an urban-dwelling Cinder-Elly used the help of a trash can, a copy machine, and even a glass sneaker to find her Prince Charming. With a jazzily rhthmic, rhyming text and quirky, funny illustrations, this version of hte familiar favorite is
A lively new twist on an old familiar fairy tale
Readers young and old will enjoy this fresh look at the age-old tale in which an urban-dwelling Cinder-Elly used the help of a trash can, a copy machine, and even a glass sneaker to find her Prince Charming. With a jazzily rhthmic, rhyming text and quirky, funny illustrations, this version of hte familiar favorite is irresistible.
:This ultracool version of the fairy tale . . . updates the classic with singular flair."--Publishers Weekly
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 7.12(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.12(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Frances Minters is the author of several books for young readers, including Cinder-Elly, Sleepless Beauty, and Princess Fishtail. She lives in New York, NY.
G. Brian Karas has illustrated numerous picture books, including Atlantic and On Earth, which he also wrote. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Learn more about him at www.gbriankaras.com.
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I realy liked this book because it is a modern version of Cinderella. In this book Elly is a sister of three who does all the chores around the house. Then one day she and her two sisters are invited to a basketball game, but her sisters don't let her go. Then once the sisters are gone Elly's fairy god-mother comes and makes her beautiful. During the game Elly meets the cutest and best player on the home team, Prince. After the game Elly and Prince are to go on a date, but when Prince is getting ready Elly's magic wears off. To find out how this book ends read it for yourself.
I liked the book Cinder-Elly. It has good illustrations and a very good and sometimes funny story. I liked this book because it was kind of a modern day Cinderella instead of the usual classic Cinderella with three step-sisters instead of two sisters in this book. Cinder-Elly is written by:Frances Minters and is recomended for ages 5-10.
Cinder-Elly is about a girl who is treated unequally. Her sisters give her lots of work. Then one day all three of the sisters get invited to go to a basketball game, but Cinder-Elly does not get to go because she is too little. Then her fairy godmother comes and gives her nice clothes and a bike to go to the baketball game. She sees a guy named Prince. Prince gets hit by a big guy and loses the ball. Cinder-Elly gets the ball. After the game Cinder-Elly and Prince go on a date but the magic runs out and Cinder-Elly runs home and her slipper falls off.
This story is about girl who lives in New York City with her parents and her two nasty sisters. While they watch T.V they make Elly do all of the work for them.One day the three girls got an invatation to see a basketball game.The two nasty sisters want to go shop for clothes.Elly wants to go but her parents say, 'Let your older sisters go'. On the night of the game Elly just sat at her house. All of a sudden Elly's fairy godmother showed up. She changes Elly's clothes to a wonderful skirt and beautiful glass sneakers. She changed a garbage can into a bike and Elly pedalled off to the game. At the game Prince Charming made a shot and Elly reached out and caught the basketball. Prince Charming tells Elly to wait after the game. Elly notices that it was midnight and she had to leave but Elly leaves behind a glass sneaker. Will Prince Charming find Elly? Find out and read this book.
I realy liked the way Cinder-Elly and Prince Charming met at a basketball game. I thought that was very creative. I also liked the way the author made every statement rhyme. Cinder-Elly is very different from other Cinderella books because of the way she meets prince charming,the time runs out and how Cinder-Elly has to leave the game without magic. I think this book was very well written and illustrated.
Cinder-Elly is about a young girl and her two step sisters. They use the girl for work and chores, but when the girls find out they are invited to a basketball game, starring the famous prince. Cinder-Elly really wants to go. To find out what happens next you'll have to read this book. This story takes place when peace signs and hip music were big. It is interesting to see what the characters in the book wear.
This is a very funny and modern day cinderella. It is simply stupendous.The story is about Cinder-elly who is invited to a basketball game and her sisters said that she can't go because she dosen't have anything good to wear and no way to get there.