Cinderella: A Sparkling Fairy Tale by Nicola Baxter


Cinderella: A Sparkling Fairy Tale by Nicola Baxter

Once upon a time there was a lovely girl, who lived with her cruel stepmother and horrid stepsisters...In this delightful retelling of a well-loved classic, exquisite illustrations sparkle on every page, making this timeless tale even more enchanting. Children will be thrilled by the adventures of the young heroine, and by all the shiny jewels and rays of magic light from the wand of Cinderella's fairy godmother. It is perfect for reading aloud to youngsters, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. When Cinderella's mother dies, her father marries again. Sadly, her new stepmother and stepsisters are very mean to Cinderella. They make her life miserable - she has to do all the housework while they get to wear fancy clothes and pretty jewels. One day, a messenger arrives from the royal palace, inviting all the girls in the land to a Grand Ball. The King has decided that it is time for his son, the Prince, to get married. Cinderella's stepsisters are very excited, and spend all day getting ready, but no one even thinks of inviting Cinderella! She is left at home, feeling very sad. Suddenly, there is a flash of light, and a beautiful fairy is smiling at her. I am your fairy godmother, she tells the astonished girl, and I've come to help you. My dear, you shall go to the ball! Sparkling details on every page of this magical boardbook bring this popular story to life, highlighting the glittering coach that the fairy godmother produces for Cinderella to ride in, and all the finery of the party. But will Cinderella remember to be home by midnight, when the magic runs out...?

About the Author

Nicola Baxter has written or compiled more than three hundred titles, and particularly enjoys the marriage of words and pictures that children's books entail. Samantha Chaffey is an experienced illustrator of children's titles, including Jewels for a Princess, Party at the Fairy Palace, Princess Poppy, and Who Lives Here?

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Board book
14 pages


Nicola Baxter
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Armadillo Books an imprint of Anness Publishing

Publication date

6th November 2013



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