Synopses & Reviews
Magic happens when Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard and best-selling illustrator Jane Dyer combine talents in an imaginative retelling of this best-loved fairy tale, focusing on the ever-popular dress.
With Nancy Willard's characteristic verbal wit and Jane Dyer's beautiful, detailed paintings, this charming book will be irresistible to young girls who know the Cinderella story and love it. In this version, two magpies who live outside Cinderella's window make her a magnificent dress from bits of shiny paper they've collected. The jealous stepsisters rip it apart, and Cinderella is left in rags--until thanks to her friends the magpies she finds a magic ring belonging to her late mother. Her fairy godmother appears, and a new dress, a coach made of a pumpkin, and happy endings follow.
This elegant version of the Cinderella fairy tale focuses on her famous dress, created by magpies who lead her to her late mother's magical ring. Full color.
About the Author
JANE DYER has illustrated many well-loved picture books, including Oh My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt, an ABA's Pick of the Lists and Parent's Choice Recommended Book, as well as the bestselling Time for Bed by Mem Fox. She lives with her family in Northampton, Massachusetts. MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.