Synopses & Reviews
"Was everything a ghoul should be:
"Her nails were yellow; her teeth were green-
"Foulest in the land was she.
Poor Cinderella Skeleton! Her evil stepsisters treat her with scorn and work her from dawn till dusk. But when Prince Charnel hosts his famous Halloween Ball, Cindy finally gets her chance to shine. With the help of a good witch, Cinderella Skeleton is transformed into the belle of the ball and steals the prince's heart. Then just as the sun peeks over the horizon, she must dash away! Will Prince Charnel ever find his true love again?
Master storyteller Robert D. San Souci and award-winning illustrator David Catrow have dreamed up a hilarious fractured fairy tale about the most dreadful darling you've ever seen.
"'No glass slipper appears in this often funny graveyard romance,' PWsaid. 'Instead, the skeletal prince breaks the heroine's shinbone as she flees the Halloween Ball. A Cinderella story that girls and boys will love.' Ages 3-7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Fabulous art by Catrow and clever verse by San Souci . . . this version is not for the faint of heart!"--San Francisco Chronicle
"A Cinderella story that girls and boys will love."--Publishers Weekly
[star] "Hysterically funny."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Meet Cinderella Skeleton, as sweetly foul as only a ghoul can be. Poor Cinderella has no one to help her hang the cobwebs and arrange dead flowers--certainly not her evil stepsisters. But the Halloween Ball is just around the corner. . . . Will Cinderella find happiness at last?
A hilarious fractured fairy tale
About the Author
ROBERT D. SAN SOUCI
is a renowned storyteller whose folktale retellings include The Talking Eggs
and The Faithful Friend
, both Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Books. He lives in San Francisco, California.
DAVID CATROW has illustrated many books for children, including Don't Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland and The Emperor's Old Clothes by Kathryn Lasky. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.