by Minters, Frances.

Format: Book on CD 1994
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books C BOOK&CD MINT
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  C BOOK&CD MINT
A lively new twist on an old familiar fairy tale

Readers young and old will enjoy this fresh look at the age-old tale in which an urban-dwelling Cinder-Elly used the help of a trash can, a copy machine, and even a glass sneaker to find her Prince Charming. With a jazzily rhthmic, rhyming text and quirky, funny illustrations, this version of hte familiar favorite is irresistible.

:This ultracool version of the fairy tale . . . updates the classic with singular flair."-- Publishers Weekly
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 Cinderella -- (Legendary character) -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Cinderella -- (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Fairy tales.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [United States] :Spoken Arts,1994
Other Titles CinderElly
Contributors Karas, G. Brian.
Hasti, Laura.
Spoken Arts.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Laura Hasti.
Audience Ages 4 and up.
Language English
Notes Book published: New York : Puffin Books, 1994.
One program with tones, one program without tones.
System Details Compact disc.
Description 1 audio disc (11 min., 38 sec.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm)
ISBN 0140561269 (pbk.)
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