I reckon ye heard o' Cinderella, but lemme tell you a story 'bout a sweet li'l thing named Rose? Set in the Appalachian Mountains and told in a lilting dialect that just begs to be read aloud, this is a unique and lively adaptation of the traditional Cinderella story. Complete with an enchanting protagonist, a glass slipper, and a fairy godmother who just happens to be a hog, Smoky Mountain Rose is a joy to read again and again.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||Picture Puffin Books Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.38(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Lexile:||AD760L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Alan Schroeder, a lifelong admirer of Louis Armstrong, is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Lily and the Wooden Bowl, Minty, and Carolina Shout. His first book, Ragtime Tumpie, was chosen as an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, and a Parents' Choice Award winner. He lives in Alameda, California.
Brad Sneed is an artist, illustrator, and author of books for young readers. His books include Deputy Harvey and the Ant Cow Caper and Lucky Russell, and he has illustrated numerous books for other authors. He lives in Kansas with his wife and daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Also a retelling of the cinderella tale, but with great dialect changes. I love the folk voices and think kids would really enjoy hearing this story as a read aloud, but might struggle with some of the creative English.
I liked this book because of the great pictures. It is mostly happy but sometimes sad. This was a great retelling of Cinderella!
The Smoky Mountian Rose is a book about a girl named Rose who's father is a trapper . Rose's father gets married again to a mean lady with two daughters. When Rose's father dies, her step-sisters make her do all the work on the farm. A rich fellow has a party and invites all the girls in the Smoky Mountains. The step-mother makes Rose stay home with the hogs. Then one hog starts talking to Rose. The hog is magical. She makes Rose a gown, slippers ,and a wagon. Once Rose gets there, the rich fellow asked her to dance. So she does and has a real good time. Then Rose hears the first stroke of mid-night and runs home. One the way, she loses a slipper. The rich fellow tries it on all the girls that were at his party. The step-mom was about to whip Rose, when the step-sisters see the rich fellow coming down the road. The step-mom tells Rose to stay out of sight. She goes to feed the pigs. After he tries the slipper on the step-sister, he sees Rose, she tries the slipper, and you will have to read the book to find-out what happens.
Smokey Mountain Rose is written by Alan Schroeder and is a good book. This book also has nice illustrations and a good story. It is about a girl and her father. Her father marries a women with two girls. Rose does all of the work. This book would be good for ages 5- and up. I really liked this book. Read this book to see what happends.
My review is about Smoky Mountain Cinderella. It is a good story about a Mountain Cinderella who lives with two mean step-sisters and a mean step-mother. This story is good for ages 5 and up. I like this book because it has good Illustrations and is a great story . I recomended this book because it a book that tells us not to be lazy.
I really enjoyed the book Smokey Mountain Rose. It had very colorful pictures, that made me laugh. I also thought it was funny when Rose's godmother(a hog)talked to her, while she was doing her sisters' work on the farm, because they were at a party. The hog gives her a beautiful dress and glass shoes. She also tells her to be back by midnight. Then she goes to the party, that a young man is holding, to find someone to marry. Will the man marry Rose, read this book to find out.