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Moss Gown by William H. Hooks
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Jun 26, 12

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Read in June, 2012

One of my favorite stories ever! I still remember how entranced I was when my mother gave it to me over twenty years ago! ( Wow, I feel so old now!)

I love how this story blends King Lear and Cinderella with a Southern twist and that it is based on a story the author heard growing up. Oral storytelling at it's finest.

The "fairy godmother" doesn't give Candace at pumpkin carriage or glass slippers but like Cinderella she goes to the ball by turning a moss gown into a shimmering one.

Her sisters are just as evil as stepsisters and as in King Lear they manipulate their father who only learns of it far too late.

One of my favorite parts of the book is the author's note at the end. It's a timeless classic that anyone no matter their age will enjoy.
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