by Minters, Frances.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Upper St. Clair Township Library Folklore And Fairy Tales FFT CINDERELLA
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Folklore And Fairy Tales
In this rap version of the traditional fairy tale, the overworked younger sister gets to go to a basketball game and meets a star player, Prince Charming.
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"
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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. :Puffin Books,1997
Other Titles Cinderelly
Contributors Karas, G. Brian.
Audience Ages 4 up.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 0329619527 (BWI bdg.)
0140561269 (pbk.) :
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