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 s...more
“Cinderella Skeleton” is a Halloween version of the classic fairy tale by the master of storytelling, Robert D. San Souci, along with spooky illustrations by David Catrow. This book is about a young and beautiful (according to her spooky world) skeleton named Cinderella Skeleton who wants to go to the Halloween Ball and dance with Prince Charnel. “Cinderella Skeleton” might be a bit too scary for smaller children, but older children will definitely love this creepy retelling of the classic fairy ...more
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This is a children's retelling of Cinderella. It's short and took about 5 minutes to read.
I really enjoyed the poetic aspect of the story, and the illustrations were stunning- enough to earn 5 stars all on their own.
Cinderella Skeleton "everything a ghoul should be", dank hair, yellow nails, green teeth - she was the foulest in the land. She spent all night slaving away, arranging dead flowers, hanging up cobwebs, feeding the bats, so much work so little time. When she was not allowed to attend Prince Charnel's "frig ...more
We enjoyed reading this story together, but it was certainly not our favorite ve ...more
A dark version of Cinderella for fans of the macabre. Same old story, instead of cleaning she puts up cobwebs and dead flowers... instead of losing a shoe, she loses her foot.
Quirky dead fun for all!
*Taken from my boo ...more
You know this story, though, so you know that it all ends well. When Prince Charnel finds Cinderella ...more
Estimate of reading level: 3rd-4th grade
Brief Description: Cinderella Skeleton is treated poorly by her mean step sisters and mother. She wants to go to the Halloween Ball but her step mother says no. Cinderella Skeleton finds a way to go anyway.
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This picture book is filled with beautiful, and colorful illustrations that correspond nicely with t ...more
It's an amusing and poignant little tale, complete with gorgeous illustrations by David Catrow. It's plenty macabre, too (which other version of the fairytale would ever ...more
Very cute book. Children's books shouldn't always be bright rainbows and cheery flowers!
The story had to be altered of course to fit into the whole skeleton theme but the changes didn't take away but added onto the story. The imagination required to keep this theme going is what gives the book dimension.
The artwork was dark enough to keep the same atmosphere ...more