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Cinderella: The Brothers Grimm Story Told as a Novella

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Cinderella is a witch! The story behind the fairy tale. An orphaned domestic slave discovers the magic within herself. Can she use her newfound powers to save the kingdom--and her prince?

Cinderella is part of the Klaassen's Classic Tales collection of ancient stories first published in the early 1800s, now enhanced for the 21st century. If you liked Hansel and Gretel and T
Published February 15th 2018 by BookBaby
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Gentler than Brothers Grimm yet darker than Disney, Author Mike Klaassen freshes up a beloved fairy tale for a longer bedtime story. In the original Brothers Grimm, the story is a bit shorter and much bloodier. As a fan of the original Brothers Grimm, this tale is not what I expected. Quite frankly, I thought it was going to be an erotically charged adult fantasy. I was dead wrong.

Instead, this is a lengthier telling of Cinderella with a bit of witchy twist. The characters are not fully develope
Jessa Julian
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although I enjoy reading retold fairy tales, they are often difficult for me to review. After all, the plot and characters that I'm enjoying are not creations of the author's imagination. The challenge, then, becomes to judge how well an author is able to make the story their own. In this case, Klaassen met the challenge.

Klaassen's retelling of Cinderella is chock full of vivid descriptions. He makes sure to provide every detail of Ella's surroundings as she goes throughout her home as well as t
Leslie OBrien
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Have you ever given any thought to how different a story would be if told from a different point of view? Would Hansel and Gretel be different if we heard from the witch? Would the Frog Prince be any different if the story was from the point of view of the frog? How would our sympathies change? Would they?

In Mike Klaassen’s CINDERELLA, we are introduced to the retelling of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale but instead of a fairy godmother, Ella is a witch.

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Mike Klaassen's first two books were young-adult action-adventure novels influenced by his experience as a Kansas farm boy and as a scoutmaster. A visit to the site of the Battle for New Orleans inspired Mike to write Backlash: A War of 1812 Novel, featuring five young Americans in the fight of their life. Ongoing research encouraged Mike to write books about the craft of writing fiction. The use ...more