It wasn't enough to ruin Maddie's report on Cinderella - her stepbrother, Holden, has somehow broken the ACTUAL fairy tale. The ugly stepsister is marrying the prince, and there's no happy ever after! The only way to fix it is by entering the story. But if Holden and Maddie can't solve the problem, they'll be stuck in the fairy tale world forever.
About the Author
Jerry Mahoney loves books reading them, writing them, and especially ruining them. He has written for and ruined television shows, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet. He is excited to finally be ruining something as beloved as a fairy tale. He lives in New York with his husband, Drew, and their very silly children.
Aleksei Bitskoff is an Estonia-born British illustrator. He earned a Master's degree in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in London. Books he illustrated were finalists for the Children’s Choice Book Award and shortlisted for other Book Awards. Aleksei lives in London with his wife and their young son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Cinderella by Jerry Mahoney is an interesting spin on a classic tale. When Maddie's stepbrother, Holden, breaks the unspoken rule among children and asks questions after Maddie's report on Cinderella, the two end up accidentally changing the story so that now one of the evil stepsisters ends up about to marry the Prince. Then when they read the story aloud, they get sucked into the story as a foot soldier and the other evil stepsister. Now it is up to them to fix the story and make Cinderella and the Prince fall in love. Can they fix the story, or will Maddie and Holden make it even worse. I really, really enjoyed reading My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Cinderella by Jerry Mahoney. The book has some funny parts that will make the reader laugh aloud. I was hooked by the first page, and I did not want to put it down. The story is extremely well written and very descriptive. The plot is quite intriguing, and will keep the reader wanting to know what comes next. The characters are very likable, and show that anyone can change. The story is a really fun read and will delight both fans of the original story, and those who enjoy reading good books. This version brings up a lot of interesting points, and will change the way you see Cinderella. A fairy tale that will keep the reader captivated and wanting to find out more. I would definitely recommend this book to all readers.