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Publisher Comments:

The Cinderella legend takes a star turn in this imaginative and contemporary retelling of the familiar tale. Giselle is a savvy and stylish young woman with an unsurpassed talent for hairstyling. Orphaned in childhood, she has since been confined to the shadows of the palace by Carlotta, Delight, and Wilhelmina, three of the most narcissistic and vain denizens of the court. When the town ruler decides to end his reign, he proclaims a grand ball, where the citizen with the most amazing coiffure will be awarded the crown. The three divas squabble to have Giselle execute their creations, but when the contest day arrives, her masterpiece is concealed by a voluminous hood. In a stunning upset, she takes a stand against useless vanity and demonstrates to the townspeople that a true leader must never be victim to fashion. With one bold move Giselle changes her lot in life and transforms the very roots of society. The exquisite collages and extravagant gatefold pages in this volume will captivate readers of all ages while clever rhyming verses celebrate the power of being genuine.

Review:

"The fantastically coiffed courtier on the cover of this debut gives a whiff of the luxury that waits within. Lawlor, an advertising art designer, makes dazzling collages in which louche, seductive figures materialize out of meticulously cut photos of silks, gems and flowers, their do's whipped up out of sequins or pinecones and berries. His breathless retelling of Cinderella features three fashion-plate sisters who lord it over their foundling servant, Giselle, a genius of a hairdresser. Giselle has the last laugh, however, when she wins the crown of the kingdom by revealing that fabulous hair is not as important as good judgment. Lawlor undermines his claim, though, by lavishing most of his artistic energy on the court and its excesses. Although the text is sub-par ('A talent so rare they had all to their own / a girl named Giselle was locked up in their home'), this innovative hybrid — equal parts picture book and fashion magazine, with a dash of graphic novel — will attract as many adult fashionistas as younger readers. Ages 9 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The Cinderella legend takes a star turn in this imaginative and contemporary retelling of the familiar tale. The exquisite collages and extravagant gatefold pages in this volume will captivate readers of all ages while clever rhyming verses celebrate the power of being genuine. Full color.

About the Author

Terence Lawlor is a veteran freelance illustrator working exclusively in collage. He is a former instructor of fashion illustration and design at the Parsons Paris School of Art & Design. His collages have been featured in a variety of ad campaigns and editorial layouts for such international clients as Halls Soothers, Orangina, Texaco, Volkswagen, Scholastic, Waterman Pen, Pilsner Urquell, the California Lottery, RATP/Paris metro, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Hommes International and Planet° magazine. He divides his time between Antwerp, Belgium, and Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780977997107
Publisher:
Prydwen Press
Subject:
Royalty
Author:
Lawlor, Terence
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Contests
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
62
Dimensions:
12 x 11 x 0.56 in 1.93 lb
Age Level:
07-UP

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Product details 62 pages Prydwen Press - English 9780977997107 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The fantastically coiffed courtier on the cover of this debut gives a whiff of the luxury that waits within. Lawlor, an advertising art designer, makes dazzling collages in which louche, seductive figures materialize out of meticulously cut photos of silks, gems and flowers, their do's whipped up out of sequins or pinecones and berries. His breathless retelling of Cinderella features three fashion-plate sisters who lord it over their foundling servant, Giselle, a genius of a hairdresser. Giselle has the last laugh, however, when she wins the crown of the kingdom by revealing that fabulous hair is not as important as good judgment. Lawlor undermines his claim, though, by lavishing most of his artistic energy on the court and its excesses. Although the text is sub-par ('A talent so rare they had all to their own / a girl named Giselle was locked up in their home'), this innovative hybrid — equal parts picture book and fashion magazine, with a dash of graphic novel — will attract as many adult fashionistas as younger readers. Ages 9 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The Cinderella legend takes a star turn in this imaginative and contemporary retelling of the familiar tale. The exquisite collages and extravagant gatefold pages in this volume will captivate readers of all ages while clever rhyming verses celebrate the power of being genuine. Full color.
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