Erica Cameron Sorry for the delay in answering this! I didn't purposefully model the book off of any fable, fairy tale, or classic novel, so I'm not sure what people think it's retelling, honestly. The confusion may come from the Cinderella reference in the title? Although that is a purposeful reference, Sing Sweet Nightingale is most definitely not a Cinderella retelling. Or a retelling of any sort.