Once upon a planetoid, / amid her tools and sprockets, / a girl named Cinderella dreamed / of fixing fancy rockets....
Cinderella's stepmother keeps her busy fixing their household appliances, but the mechanically-inclined girl studies ship repair at night. When the family gets invited to the Prince's Royal Space Parade, her stepmother and stepsisters leave Cinderella behind with only a broken ship and no toolbox. Fortunately, with the gift of new tools from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball!
It's as wonderful as Cinderella had imagined — until she notices the Prince's ship is having mechanical trouble. Fortunately, she's able to save the day. But when the Prince offers her his hand in marriage, Cinderella has a better idea... Readers will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending.
"With her wide eyes, pink hair, and work goggles, Hunt’s Cinderella looks like she’s stepped out of a contemporary indie webcomic, and her extraterrestrial world hints at mid-century illustration influences. Writing in playful, clever rhymes, Underwood (The Quiet Book) gives this Cinderella welcome agency and independence." — Publishers Weekly
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|May 5, 2015