by Minters, Frances.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 398.21 MINTERS
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 398.21 MINTERS
When today's Cinderella wants to find her Prince Charming, she may need the help of a trash can, a copy machine, or even a glass slipper. G. Brian Karas has illustrated this rhyming, urban fairy tale with pictures that capture the hipness and movement of New York City. Full-color illustrations.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. "Prince stared at Elly / And said, `Glad to meetcha. / After the game, let's / Go get some pizza.'" This contemporary urban Cinderella lives in New York City with her mean, brash sisters. Her godmother is a plump lady with a shopping cart and a cane, who gives Elly trendy clothes and changes a garbage can into a bike so that Elly can ride to the basketball game. There she meets the star shooter, Prince Charming, and the moment is magic. But she has to be home by 10 p.m. As she rushes away, she loses her glass sneaker . . . The story's told in fast-paced rhyme, fun for reading aloud, and the bright illustrations are like street murals, bold and rhythmic. Some pictures are new wave in style, especially the transformation scenes in which Elly, her godmother, and the prince find magic in the ordinary streets. Older readers and storytellers might like to compare this with Mary Carter Smith's "Cindy Ellie," collected in Best Loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival (1991), in which Cindy Ellie rides to the Baltimore mayor's inauguration ball in a white Cadillac, her hair set in 100 shining braids. ~--Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Minters "updates the classic with singular flair," said PW; Karas's "collages, wild patterns and funky fashions mimic music videos and build up the snazzy urban setting." Ages 4-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :Viking,1994
Other Titles Cinderelly
Contributors Karas, G. Brian.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0670844179 :
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