In Cinderella, author Michèle Marineau breathes new life into Charles Perrault’s timeless classic. Gone are the mouse, the horse and carriage, and the glass slippers, and in their place are a dog chauffeur, a flashy red car, and a modern pointy-toed shoe. Accompanied by charming illustrations by Mylène Pratt, this Cinderella-story is an empowering tale for children to embrace.
Cynthia lives with her widowed father in the city, until he remarries and brings a lazy stepmother and two really lazy stepsisters in to the house. All they do is watch TV and sleep while Cynthiaor Cinderella, as they call herkeeps the house clean. One night they get invited to a fabulous party, but Cinderella cant goshe has too much work.
Readers familiar with the original fairy tale will enjoy seeing this contemporary version with its modern illustrations, in which, for example, Cinderellas fairy godmother makes her a ball gown and a car out of vanilla yogurt, raisins and a tomato! An up-to-date Cinderella learns an up-to-date lesson about taking control of her own life, something todays readers will really enjoy.