You may think you already know this story about a beautiful servant girl, a cruel stepmother, a magnificent ball, and a lost slipper. But you’ve never heard it for true.
Now you can hear the tale from someone who was there: a poor washerwoman from the island of Martinique. She has just one thing in the world to love, her goddaughter Cendrillon. When she finds Cendrillon heartsick over a rich man’s son, at first she doesn’t know what to do. But she has sharp wits, a strong will, and the magic wand her mother left her—and soon she has a plan to give her dear Cendrillon the gift of a love that will change her life.
Adapted from a traditional Creole story, this fresh retelling captures all the age-old romance and magic of Cinderella, melding it with the vivid beauty of the Caribbean and the musical language of the islands.
- Publisher : Aladdin; Reprint edition (January 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0689848889
- ISBN-13 : 978-2914692281
- Reading age : 5 - 10 years
- Lexile measure : AD670L
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 5
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.75 x 0.3 x 10.5 inches