Once upon a time there were two girls who lived next door to each other. Cinder Edna was forced to work for her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, just as her neighbor, Cinderella, was. Edna, on the other hand, had learned a thing or two from doing all that housework, such as how to make tuna casserole sixteen different ways and how to get spots off everything from rugs to ladybugs. And she was strong and spunky and knew some good jokes. Then one day the king announced that he would give a ball...
Edna, naturally, leaped into action. She puts a dress on layaway and pays the balance with money she earns cleaning bird cages and mowing lawns. She wears practical and comfortable loafers to the ball. And when she meets Prince Randolph, she's unimpressed... but his brother Rupert, who runs the palace recycling plant, is just her type. In Cinder Edna, Ellen Jackson and Kevin O'Malley team up to bring young readers the delightful story of what can be done without the help of a fairy godmother.
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"O'Malley's full-page, full-color illustrations are exuberant and funny. Ella is suitably bubble-headed and self-absorbed while Edna is plain, practical, and bound to enjoy life. Kids will love this version of the familiar story for its humor and vibrant artwork." — School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 24, 1998|