Cinderella moves into the era of flapper girls and the Charleston in a new telling of this famous rags-to-riches tale.
Blinded by love, Cinderella's father marries unwisely and brings home a heartless wife, and her bossy and wicked daughters, Elvira and Ermintrude. They will stop at nothing to make life miserable for Cinderella.
On the day of a grand ball at the Palace, the wicked stepfamily get dressed in their finery to attend, leaving poor Cinders behind. However, Cinderella is visited by a kind fairy godmother, with exquisite fashion sense. In her beautiful beaded dress and glass slippers, Cinderella catches Prince Roderick's heart, but then on the stroke of midnight has to desert him. Will true love find a way to bring them back together again?
Other titles in the series: Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Little Red.
This book contains the following story:
Cinderella REALLY wants to go to the ball but her wicked stepmother and ugly sisters think she's better off at home doing the chores. Along comes the fairy godmother, waves her magic wand and Cinders's clothes are transformed into a gorgeous ball gown. Off she goes to the palace ball in a pumpkin coach and horses transformed from mice. But when the clock strikes midnight Cinders reverts to her tattered old self, and the prince has only a glass slipper to find his gorgeous girly.
"Lynn Roberts's concise storytelling directs attention to her brother's meticulous illustrations. . . . With this volume's attention to accessories and interior decoration, the familiar story and the Prohibition era make a perfect fit." --Publishers Weekly