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Cinderfella

Written by Malachy Doyle

Illustrated by Matt Hunt

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In a neat bit of role reversal, Cinderella becomes Cinderfella, the ugly sisters are lazy big brothers, and the prince is a junior Karate champion called Kayleigh. Other than that, the action sticks closely to the story we know and love: put-upon Cinderfella finds his invitation to Kayleigh’s party and sneaks there disguised in a pair of his brothers’ cool sunglasses. Kayleigh and he have a great time dancing until he has to dash home when the clock chimes (8), dropping the glasses in the process. Kayleigh finds him of course and they dance happily into the sunset. It’s very entertaining with a real energy and freshness. Children will feel the unfairness of Cinderfella’s situation and want to talk about that, while the illustrations are full of amusing details.  ~ Andrea Reece

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Cinderfella Synopsis

Once upon a time, there lived Cinderfella - a little boy, forever bossed around by his two older brothers, Gus and Gareth. Turn up the TV! Shine our scooters! the brothers cry. Finish our homework! But on the day of our story, Kayleigh, the town's kick-fastic karate champion, is having a party, and Cinderfella is determined to dream big, dress fancy and DANCE. He'll just need a little help along the way from his fairy dog-mother, Ruff - woof!

A feel-good twist on the classic fairytale, brought to life with fresh vision and huge humour by Matt Hunt.

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ISBN: 9781406356540
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406356540
Publication date: 2nd August 2018
Author: Malachy Doyle
Illustrator: Matt Hunt
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Malachy Doyle

Malachy Doyle is the acclaimed author of Digger and Lew, Big Pig, Teddybear Blue, Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller and Too Noisy, illustrated by Ed Vere. His first teenage novel, Georgie, won the Tir na n-Og prize and his picture book, Cow, won an English Association Award for non-fiction. He also won the 2002 White Raven Award for Hungry! Hungry! He lives with his family (and his cat, dog, ducks and hens) in County Donegal, Ireland.

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