Greta's father marries unwisely and brings home a heartless wife, her two argumentative daughters, and her nasty little dog. Soon Greta is vacuuming floors and sleeping in the kitchen among the cinders-thus her nickname: Cinderella. Then one day a royal proclamation beams out over all the radios in the land: Prince Roderi...more
This retelling of the classic Cinderella story may be...more
This book was a fun take on the Cinderella story, set in the 1930s. I liked the story and I loved the illustrations, but I didn't have the same kind of nostalgic reaction...more
The story begins with Greta enjoying life with her eccentric father who can't see without his glasses. When he goes in town...more
Fantastic illustrations! The story is good, fun (glow worms!) but the shine comes from David Robert whose pen illustrations prove he delights in details. "Flapper fashions and a posh, Gatsby-esque mansion...[where] Cinderella sports a blond bob and has kohl-rimmed eyes."*
Great fun. Perhaps it'll find more fans in adults than kids, although the draw is there. This is a book meant to be read one-on-one no...more
The stars are for the wonderful, well-researched, fashionable illustration. The story itself, of course, is the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale every child knows and most grown-up dream about. ;-)
I LOVE this version! The retelling - set in the flapper era - is brillant and the illustrations are hilarious. Love it!
Also, this version has the classic set of evil step sister and silly step sister - and the look on teh sily step sister's face when the royal ball invite comes never fails to Crack. Me. Up.