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Cinderhazel: The Cinderella of Halloween

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  238 Ratings  ·  44 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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Jennifer Strong
Oct 03, 2016 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
NS-Christine Johnson
Oct 12, 2009 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
Amber Griffin
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I was not a huge fan of this book. It was alright, but it did not really catch my attention. It might catch a child's eye because it is classic fairytale, but instead of a princess it is a messy witch and we all know that kids like to get messy. Children would find humor in this. I would keep this in my classroom library as a fun reading book for students and may read it in October around Halloween time.
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This Cinderella book is a great modern twist to the classic story. It changed up the parts in Cinderella with having the same plot lines. The books makes an exciting new Halloween story to read to children. Great twist of Cinderella with humor.
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-reads
Not a fan! It was weirdly worded and felt like there should be a rhythm to it but there never really was.
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
Oct 19, 2011 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 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 18, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a quirky book set in a world of witches. Cinderella loves to be dirty. In fact, the more dirt there was, the better her life was. Cinderella lived with her two snobby stepsisters and stepmother. Her stepfamily was constantly on CinderHazel's case on how "disgusting" she was. Then one night it was the Witches' Halloween Ball and everyone went except, CinderHazel, to meet the prince who came out of hiding. CinderHazel does not care about going to the ball...or does she?

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Paige Freeman
Feb 05, 2015 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
Feb 02, 2010 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
Oct 14, 2008 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
Oct 01, 2014 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.
Julie Carpenter
Oct 20, 2015 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!!!
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.
Emily Bridenstine
Jan 13, 2015 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.
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Oct 18, 2013 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.
 (NS) Maria
Oct 10, 2009 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.

Madi Sharp
Jan 13, 2015 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.
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.
Apr 23, 2016 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"
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.
Dec 01, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Grades K-3
Shelves: folk-lore
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.
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.
Jun 15, 2008 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!
May 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bedtime-stories
Cute retelling of Cinderella if, maybe, perhaps, Tim Burton were to tell it. Could have been fleshed out a bit more.
Melissa Martin
Jan 15, 2015 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.
Nov 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: illustrated
Hilarious and clever!
Amanda Eastmond
Jan 13, 2015 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.
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