Ella's Big Chance

Shirley Hughes

No. of pages 48

Mr Cinders was a dressmaker and ran a shop in town. After his wife died, he was left to bring up their daughter, Ella, on his own. They lived happily until Mr Cinders married again. Poor Ella was treated horribly by her stepmother and two bullying stepsisters, but found solace in her friend. Then one day, something wonderful happened!


Ella's Big Chance by Shirley Hughes won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2003. It currently has a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!


Ella's Big Chance is an illustrated book and features the illustrations of Shirley Hughes. It was written for young readers to enjoy. The book includes the legendary character Cinderella.

Genres: Fairy tales

Tags: Legendary character, families and Stepfamilies

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.

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