Ella's Big Chance by Shirley Hughes
  

Ella's Big Chance

Written by Shirley Hughes
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Ella's Big Chance by Shirley Hughes

Mr Cinders was a dressmaker and ran a shop in town. After his wife died, he was left to bring up their daughter, Ella, on his own. They lived happily until Mr Cinders married again. Poor Ella was treated horribly by her stepmother and two bullying stepsisters, but found solace in her friend, Buttons. Then one day, everyone except Ella is invited to a grand ball given by the Duchess of Arc for her handsome son. But on this very special evening there is more than a little magic in the air ...This outstanding re-telling of Cinderella is set in the 1920s and the paintings feature Shirley's own costume designs, inspired by the great French couturiers of the period.

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The pictures are glamourous, romantic and atmospheric ... but the twists in the story are among the reasons why this book is so satisfying ... This is a truly happy ending The Sunday Times Hughes continues to grant our wishes by bringing stories to life with her mastery of text and joy of illustration -- Lesley Agnew The Bookseller Hughes

... The costume designs are original and inspired by the great French couturiers. The delightful, surprising finale will satisfy all romantics Carousel Shirley Hughes will win the hearts of body-conscious girls with Ella's Big Chance -- Geraldine Brennan TES

About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Shirley Hughes
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Author's Website

www.alfiebooks.co.uk/allabo...

Publisher

Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

7th April 2005

ISBN

9780099433095


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