Handsome princes, fancy castles, extravagant balls . . . in this girl-power fractured fairy tale, Cinderella learns that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is, and it's better to create your own happy ending.
Cinderella is dying to go to the ball. She's seen pictures of the fancy castle and the handsome prince, she's heard the fairy tales about true love, she's found the perfect dress in Princess magazine and she's even found an ad for a Fairy Godmother. She's all set.
Except the fairy godmother doesn't look like the one in the ad. And the castle doesn't look like the picture. And the prince . . . well, Cinderella decides her fairy-tale ending is going to look different--and be a whole lot more fun.
DAVIDE CALI began his career in 1994 as a cartoon writer for the Italian magazine Linus. He began writing children's books in 2000, and since then he has published over twenty books for children, including his previous book with Raphaëlle Barbanègre: Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs. Cali has won a 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award, the Switzerland Enfantaisies Prize, the 2005 Baobob Prize, the Belgium Libbylit Award, and France's SNCF award. His books have been published in France, Italy, Austria, the United States and Canada, and translations of his books have been published in eighteen countries. Davide lives in Genoa, Italy.
RAPHAËLLE BARBANÈGRE has written and illustrated many books for children, including La folle aventure de Doudou a Paris and Le petit garçon qui aimait le rose. She is also the illustrator of Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs and Super potamo, both written by Davide Cali. She lives in Montreal.
"A feminist version of 'Cinderella' to suit fans of Robert Munsch’s The Paper-Bag Princess . . . Cinderella joins Elizabeth in advocating for girl power." --Kirkus Reviews
"The message is empowering for young girls . . . The illustrations in Cinderella and the Furry Slippers by Barbanègre are lively, colourful and offer quite a bit of fun to the story, especially with the deadpan expressions on some of the animals’ faces. Recommended." --CM Magazine
"Vibrant and hilarious illustrations . . . Children ages five to seven will love the new look of this traditional tale." --Calgary Herald