The Stepsisters' Story by Kaye Umansky

The Stepsisters' Story

Written by Kaye Umansky

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   
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Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. A romping comedy of catastrophes, this version of the Cinderella story comes straight from the mouths of the step sisters. They make no apology for their terrible behaviour as they greedily pursue their own ends while doing down their step sister. But, as everyone knows, Cinderella has the last laugh.

Without exception dyslexia-friendly books published by Barrington Stoke get off to an exciting start and maintain the impetus throughout, with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. The plot is clear, the characters appealing and there are plenty of visual clues, as dyslexics like to run a story like a video in their heads.

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The Stepsisters' Story by Kaye Umansky

Everyone knows Cinderella’s story, but what about the ugly stepsisters’? Angula and Lardine think they should get the prince, the money and the fame – and will stop at nothing to get them! But will they live happily ever after? A riotous new take on a classic.

About the Author

Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky is a very successful writer for children, with her books ranging from picture books to novels.

Kaye Umansky trained as a teacher, only beginning to write after her daughter was born. Kaye is the much-loved author of the Pongwiffy books and lives in London where she writes in an office with stars on the ceiling.

Awards Kay has collected
Nottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The Year
TES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

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72 pages


Kaye Umansky
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

14th February 2012




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