Cinderella and a Mouse Called Fred

By Deborah Hopkinson and Paul O. Zelinsky

If you thought you knew the fairy tale CINDERELLA, think again!

This fresh, hilarious retelling of Cinderella–told  by the mouse who will become Cinderella’s coach horse–has a girl-power ending, a celebration of inclusivity, illustrations by a Caldecott Medalist…and even an explanation of how fairy tale pumpkins got their name!

Did you know that the fairy godmother was actually grouchy? Or that the rodent she transformed into the coach’s horse was named Fred? Or that Cinderella hid from the prince when he came looking for her with that uncomfortable glass slipper?!

A best loved fairytale is given the ending it deserves in this clever picture book that shows a heroine shape her own destiny…and find her fairytale princess.

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