Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cinder and Ella

Cinder and Ella By: Melissa Lemon
                Do you think you know the story of Cinderella? Well you don’t! This is the story of Cinder an Ella, sisters who are about to embark on a strange and interesting journey.  There are actually four sisters who have a father who has slowing disappeared, leaving their mother in no shape to care for them. Cinder and Ella work together to care for the two other sisters and their mother, but Cinder is the kinder one while Ella is not. One day Cinder tells Ella that she will be leaving to live at the castle, Ella cannot stand to be alone and so she runs away when she finds out that no one even sees her anymore.      She is brought back to the castle against her will by a knight, it seems the prince has a evil plan for her and her family.  Will the knight be able to save Ella? Will Cinder see the prince for who he really is?  All these questions are answered in this delightfully refreshing story of Cinderella. This book is perfect for upper elementary and junior high readers. It draws you into the story because the writing is so enticing.  A great new twist to an old fairy tale, a recommended read for sure.

This is an advanced readers copy from www.netgalley.com Bonneville Books, Springville, Utah ISBN: 978-1-599555-906-3  

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