Once upon a planetoid,
amid her tools and sprockets,
a girl named Cinderella dreamed of fixing fancy rockets.
With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball. But when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue! Readers will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||9.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Deborah Underwood is the author of The Quiet Book (a New York Times bestseller and one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010) and The Loud Book. Deborah lives in San Francisco.
Meg Hunt is an illustrator, printmaker, educator, and all-around maker of things. Meg lives and works in Portland, Oregon. This is her first picture book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this clever fractured fairytale, Cinderella is an independent, intelligent girl who dreams of not only going to the ball, but also fixing fancy rockets. She thinks outside the box and puts her mind to achieving her dreams. She is not the Cinderella of ages ago, but a very current, stand-up-for-yourself version, that will leave girls (and women) feeling empowered. (Especially after the surprise ending!) Yes, even a fairy tale can have a surprise when it is fractured. Told in lively rhyme, this version sets itself apart as a unique Cinderella retelling.