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Cinderella: Junior Novel

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  337 ratings  ·  37 reviews
In 1950, Walt Disney Studios released the classic film about a kind and wishful servant girl who is swept away from the harsh lifestyle of a bleak home to a life of royalty and true love. The live-action re-imagining of this timeless tale is sure to delight fans both old and new!
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Disney Press (first published January 1st 2015)
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Laura
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am quickly learning that it isn't easy finding a sweet, clean, book for younger readers. This, however, is a book that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to any young girl. It follows the new Disney movie very well, and actually improved upon the movie's depth for me after I read it. It has 8 pages, in the center of the book, of fully colored photos from the movie. I wish they would publish this book in a pretty, little hardcopy with a ribbon marker. I am glad my daughter told me it was one of h ...more
Claire Brown
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: movie-tie-ins
I was curious as to how disney would approach a live action Cinderella and make more of the story than a reimagining of the animation, I am also quite impatient so I read this. It's a beautiful book for children, not too simple but not too complicated. It has strong interwoven themes of love, strength, courage and believing in yourself. The Cinderella in this telling is a good role model and the prince far more defined than previous incarnations. The step mother is more complex than evil and the ...more
Kelsey
When your daughter finishes reading a book and brings it to you and says "Mom, you should read this", you read the book. A nice little story. Love the message of "be kind and have courage", but I think we'll discuss in more detail the difference between being kind and letting others abuse you (though it had to happen to keep the Cinderella storyline intact...at least they tried to frame it as her refusing to give up the house her parents loved). And now we'll go watch the movie again together!
Abbey
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
"You must always remember this: have courage and be kind. You have more kindness in your little finger than most people possess in their whole body. And it has power, more than you know."
Sonya Heaney
Plenty of people are excited about the new live action movie version of Disney’s Cinderella, and so I figured I might as well read the novelisation and see what they’d done with the (admittedly pretty anaemic) romance this time round. The 1950 animated version is entertaining enough, but there’s a lot more time devoted to singing and mice than there is to character development or any of the actually interesting parts of the Cinderella story.

There are a lot of people who start worrying every time
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Abigail
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junior-novels
This story was petty good. there was a little more I wish they had included like occupations the mother and daughter did together, a little more on the mother's funeral, chores that Cinderella must do around the house, and perhaps what happened to the Tremaine's after the absence of Cinderella and the marring of her and the prince. The story was wonderfully developed with wonderful language. I especially loved the little notes the fairy god mother snuck in. overall a great book after you watch t ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
A great companion to Disney's live action Cinderella movie, this easy to read chapter book is based on the screen play by Chris Weitz. It's a wonderful edition to have. I love it when movie ties make you feel like you're reading the movie brought to life in book form. Also featured in the book, are images from the movie. We really enjoyed this one, and would definitely recommend picking it up. This book is great for readers in grades 2nd-4th.
Sarah alhussinan ✨
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've always loved Cinderella ..
JB Lynn
Charming supplement to the film. I especially liked the screen shots from the film they added to the book.
Noe
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't like that the stepmother was super bad to Cinderella. The thing that I did like was that their family got to visit and painted in a portrait.
Lauren Fullington
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Disney so much. I loved this movie and novel. It's great for all ages, especially for Disney fans.
Kristen Miller
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good details that follow the movie. It was an exciting story, but not overly scary. Great for young girls.
KathleenShevenell
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-i-own
great book short read but enjoyed it lot 5 stars and makes 2018 fav book list.
CJ
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adapted from the 2015 live action Disney movie, Cinderella tells the tale of a girl named Ella. After her mother’s death Ella’s father remarried, giving her a step-mother and two step-sisters. Not long after, Ella’s father also passes away leaving her a servant in her own home to serve her wicked step-mother and spoilt step-sisters. By remembering to have courage and be kind, Ella finds magic, true love and her happily ever after.

I loved Elizabeth Rudnick’s Cinderella. As a big fan of the film f
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Mary Hall
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Me and my daughters saw the movie in theatres. I thought it was good. I saw this book at Walmart and thought it'd be something my daughters would like so I bought it. I ended up reading the book myself and I liked it. I normally don't like when movies are retold for kids or made into junior novelizations, because the language sounds so simple-minded to me, and I can't stand it, but this one was good. It's written not too simple and not too complicated. Although there were 2 words I had to look u ...more
Paul
Mar 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kiddos, fantasy, novels
Not a bad retelling of the story, and quite good compared with other children's books that attempt to novelize films. Reading it to my three daughters, I felt much better about this Cinderella than the original Disney animated version – she can stand up for herself, and the attraction between her and the prince has room to be about more than simply appearance. In the end, it's hard to fully rescue a story whose main element is staying in the middle of an abusive relationship. Another, more minor ...more
Shauna
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful story! It is about kindness/cruelty, courage/cowardice, light/darkness,
love/hatred, gratitude/jealousy and happiness/regret.

There are several themes of family, loss, hope, freedom, parenting, friendship, responsibility, memories and mementos, manipulation, wisdom, strength, social prejudices, music, animals, choices, vanity, politics, pain, sorrow, self worth, little things that matter, keeping promises, staying positive in adversity, doing things properly and being loyal. Plus magic
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Bella
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cinderella was quite a delightful book, it is such a classic.
I enjoyed reading my favorite childhood story but a more adult version.
It had good vocabulary & stuck to the story mostly, but with a few little changes.
I also enjoyed how the fairy godmother made a few side notes during the story.
It was a bit cheesy at times but what can you expect from a classic princess fairytale.
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I used to really enjoy movie novelizations when I was younger, but now I believe I'd rather just rewatch the movie. Even as a middle grade book, it feels sparse and bland. It does its job as a novelization, but again, it made me want to just watch the film again
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I like these kind of books, it's like watching the movie with different directing and casting .. I feel like I just returned from the royal ball and I saw Ella and Kitt hit it off in the most romantic way .. it is a short quick read and I enjoyed it :)
Nikki
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: disney, favorites
This book was amazing. It was an entire retelling of the movie. The pictures were great and the story was amazing. I loved the movie and this book. Any fans of Cinderella will thoroughly enjoy this book.
Katie-Louise Fidiam
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very nice adaptation and a well written junior novel. A good tide me over until the Blu-Ray comes out Tuesday.
Éowyn
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone! :)
A somewhat simplified version of the movie put into words. It blossoms into something super adorable. :) There are also some perfectly delicious screenshots in it as well!
Cindy Brown
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great retelling of a classic story.
troy swift
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Film & book, i love both
Linda
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some scenes have been slightly modified in the novel. IMHO the film was better. But still, nice storybook :)
Becky Johnson
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a beautiful story no matter who tells it!! This was a fantastic movie edition of Cinderella and I so look forward to watching the movie.
Briana Warner
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book

I found it to be a good book just a little short was hoping for more details but will definitely put stamp of approval on it
Nicole
Mar 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Read this with C. Pretty cute but kinda long .
Kayla
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as adorable as the movie :)
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his is the part I'm always the worst at—talking about myself! So as you've figured out, my name is Elizabeth Rudnick and I'm a young adult author. I'm also a Senior Editor at Disney Press in New York City. I've edited books based on movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and Prince of Persia as well as Miley Cyrus's memoir, Miles to Go, which was a New York Times bestseller (imagine if Tweet Heart w ...more