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Cinderhazel: The Cinderella of Halloween

3.22  ·  Rating Details ·  198 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
Filled with wonderful details and funny mishaps, this spin on the classic Cinderella fairy tale is the perfect Halloween treat.

Cinderhazel is a blond witch who loves dirt more than anything. When her stepsisters and stepmother fly oiff to attend the annual Halloween witches' ball, where the elusive Prince Alarming will make an appearance, they leave Cinderhazel behind. All
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published December 31st 1996)
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NS-Christine Johnson
Oct 15, 2009 NS-Christine Johnson rated it liked it
Shelves: fairy-tales
Cinderhazel and her two stepsisters, Hermione and Hildy are witches. Hildy and Hermione have fun casting spells and learning curses, while Hazel cleans the floors. Hazel doesn't mind being dirty, she actually likes dirt, and wants her stepsisters to call her Cinderhazel!

The two stepsisters prepare to go to the Witches' Halloween Ball, but leave Cinderhazel home because they don't want to be seen with her. At first, Cinderhazel doesn't mind, but the more she thinks about it, the more angry she be
Jennifer Strong
Oct 03, 2016 Jennifer Strong rated it liked it
Hazel is a witch who loves dirt, but she isn't very good at spells. Her stepsisters, Hermione and Hildy, make fun of her lack of magical ability and call her "Cinderhazel" because of her love of dirt. When they leave to attend Witches' Halloween Ball, Cinderhazel refuses to go at first. She doesn't want to meet a "hoity-toity prince." Her "witchy godmother" appears and convinces her she does indeed want to go (even if it's just for the filthy fireplaces). Her broken broom is magically turned int ...more
Taylor Ford
Cinderhazel: The Cinderella of Halloween by Deborah Nourse Lattimore was a very funny, and clever spin off of the classic story of Cinderella. The story is about a blonde witch named Cinderhazel, who lives with her mother and two sisters. All of them were invited to the Halloween Ball to meet Prince Alarming, which all of the sisters wanted to marry. The mother and two sisters left for the ball without Cinderhazel, so she was left behind. CInderhazel then tried all the spells she could think of ...more
Paige Freeman
Feb 05, 2015 Paige Freeman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
This book was hilarious! I love the spin of the fairytale "Cinderella" that this story gives. I highly recommend this book to all ages. I like how it shows that it's OK to be yourself, even when people tease you for it. I would use this book during a fairytale unit when you would read multiple forms of "Cinderella" to your class and discuss the differences. I know there are MANY different forms of this story and I think it would be tons of fun to read all of them and have the students vote on wh ...more
Oct 19, 2011 Emily rated it did not like it
Everybody knows about Cinderella, but do you know about Cinderhazel? This is a 'funny' take on Cinderella in a Halloween theme. It's aimed at Kindergarten - 2nd grade but I would make sure that whomever you are reading this to,is pretty well versed in the regular old tale of Cinderella. And also understands irony, and other weird jokes.

Basically, Cinderhazel likes to be dirty, really dirty. Why? Who knows, it's never explained. She has two evil stepsisters Hermoine and Hildy and an evil step-mot
Christina Cinfio
Nov 14, 2010 Christina Cinfio rated it liked it
This is a twist to the original Cinderella story that we all know. Cinderhazel has two stepsisters name Herimone and Hildy. They are all witches but her sisters have fun with curses and spells while cinderhazel "cleans" the floors with dirt.

The two stepsisters are going to go to the Witches Halloween ball but Cinderhazel doesn't get to go because they don't want to be seen with her. Instead of the Cinderella story where she wants to go and cries because she can't Cinderhazel stays at home and c
Oct 01, 2014 Miri rated it it was ok
This is a Halloween Witch parody of Cinderella, yet it still didn't manage to capture my attention.

Cinderhazel is a witch who loves dirt, her family leaves for the Prince Alarming's ball without her, her witchy godmother transforms her broken broom into a Hoopler vacuum cleaner and she flies to the ball and meets Prince Alarming who loves dirt as much as she does and they live filthily ever after.
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Emily Bridenstine
Jan 13, 2015 Emily Bridenstine rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-lit
This book was very different. It had Cinderhazel be a witch and be obsessed with dirt. That by itself is a big twist on Cinderella, as she has to clean the house and is very beautiful and dainty. The illustration style was slightly creepy and the story was too absurd to be taken seriously. Over-all, not one of my favorite children's books nor one I would include in my class library.
Danielle Messer
I think that students would use this book to compare it with Cinderella. I would say this book is for about 3rd or 4th grade due to the complex words inside the book. My favorite part in the book is when Cinderhazel rides the vacuum up into the chimney. It's funny how everything has to do with dirt with her.
Alissa Sparks
I find this book interesting because the girl Hazel loves to be dirty and dusty. Most girls I know love to be clean. This story taught me a different way of respecting others on or who they want to be. Children can learn that we need to find ways to respected others for the way they are.
Stacey Cross
Wow! Cinderhazel is definitely one of a kind. An interesting tale of dirt,vacuum cleaners and love. Cinderhazel is a determined witch who will not let anything come in between what she wants and what she thinks she deserves.
Madi Sharp
Jan 13, 2015 Madi Sharp rated it did not like it
I did not like this story. I thought the illustrations were ugly, and quite scary. It taught that it was okay to not listen. I don't think that it is a good story for children and that the story was hard to follow.
Apr 23, 2016 Michaela rated it it was amazing
Shelves: folklore
This book has pictures just a messy and dirty and Cinderhazel would want them. With a halloween twist on the Cinderella story, it's the perfect fit for teaching about different forms of "happily ever after"
Amanda Eastmond
Jan 13, 2015 Amanda Eastmond rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! I love halloween and so I felt like this would be a great book to have during the fall season and that it was cleverly done. I also enjoyed how the illustrations were done.
Melissa Martin
Jan 15, 2015 Melissa Martin rated it it was ok
This book didn't wow me too much. I thought the story was pretty cute, but the pictures confused me and didn't catch my eye too much.
Feb 10, 2010 Jennifer rated it did not like it
This version of Cinderella is told with "3rd grade humor" but I did not find it very funny. Cinderhazel loves dirt and she spends a lot of time in the fireplace. Her stepsisters tease her and tell her she can't go to the Halloween Ball because she can't fly on her broom. She does go and meets Prince Filthy Alarming and they lived filthily ever after. I think there are a couple of bad messages in the story. The Prince does something because he was told not to and in the P.S. he gives her grass cl ...more
Suzanne Carlgren
Oct 14, 2016 Suzanne Carlgren rated it did not like it
I would not put this in my classroom library. The plot was sub-par, weird illustrations, awful parody of cinderella.
Megan Miller
Apr 27, 2015 Megan Miller rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book, fantasy
Hazel loves dirt because that is what she is good at. She is not good at flying her broom. Fun story for Halloween time
Oct 15, 2008 Katie rated it really liked it
"CIP Summary" Cinderhazel is a blond witch who loves dirt more than anything. When her stepsisters and stepmother fly oiff to attend the annual Halloween witches' ball, where the elusive Prince Alarming will make an appearance, they leave Cinderhazel behind. All her attempted spells turn to dust -- until her witchy fairy godmother appears and sends Cinderhazel off to meet the equally messy prince. Could this be the beginning of filthily ever after?

This book is a fun twist on the classic Cinderel
Amber W
Aug 26, 2015 Amber W rated it really liked it
It was a cute book. I like the Halloween twist. :)
Sarah Stumphf
Oct 16, 2015 Sarah Stumphf rated it liked it
Cute Halloween version of Cinderella.
Apr 07, 2014 Anissa rated it really liked it
fractured fairytale
Julie Carpenter
Dec 17, 2015 Julie Carpenter rated it really liked it
Another great Halloween story! My kiddos and I love Cinderella and any spin offs of the tale. This was a very creative Halloween version! We laughed and really enjoyed the illustrations. Cinderhazel loves dirt and cast some pretty "dirty" spells. I loved the last spell she casts at the party. If you are looking for a goofy Halloween story to share and have a good laugh this is definitely a good pick. We had fun doing silly voices for all the witches.

Happy Reading!!!
 (NS) Maria
Oct 14, 2009 (NS) Maria rated it liked it
Wow! This is a different twist to "Cinderella" I like it. Cinderhazel
and her stepsisters are awaiting for the Witches Halloween Ball.
When Cinderhazel finds out the prince is the "King of Dirt" she zooms off to the palace with her broom. When she arrived, they had a few disagreements, but they worked it out and they lived happily ever after.

Oct 18, 2013 Valerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: pb, 2013
I have had this book in my library all along but I'd never read it. Based on the kids' reaction in library class I gave it higher marks than I would have otherwise. Twists on the Cinderella fairy tale are all right, but the laughs it got with some more subtle humor than I would have thought first graders would enjoy put it right up there with read aloud favorites.
Lisa Rathbun
I found this obnoxious. Cinderhazel is an ugly witch who loves dirt. I'm sure there are plenty of kids who will be amused by this (including perhaps my own), but I prefer my Cinderellas romantic and lovely. If I want off-beat, I prefer "Cinderella Skeleton" which has a Tim Burton feel.
Jun 15, 2008 Lauren rated it really liked it
This book is a spin off of the fairty tale story of Cinderella. It is about the Cinderella of Halloween. I read it to my pre-k class at the daycare I work at and they loved it. It has great emotional parts and if you really get into it while reading the kids will love it!
Dec 02, 2007 Ronster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Grades K-3
Fractured fairy tale. Cinderhazel loves to be dirty and finds a prince who loves it just as much. This is a humorous version of Cinderella with a fun twist. Cartoon illustrations. Use to compare and contrast fractured fairy tales about Cinderellla. A fun read aloud.
Anne Robertson
Great for making text to text connections and comparing this Cinderella story to the original cinderella story. Students could write their own Cinderella story. Good for around Halloween.
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