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Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella
Contributor(s): San Souci, Robert D. (Author), Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 068980668X     ISBN-13: 9780689806681
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 1998

Annotation: As a Caribbean fairy godmother sets the record straight on what "really" happened in the famous tale, her spirited telling provides a fresh twist on this beloved classic. Full color. Author/illustrator tour.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic - General
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables - Caribbean & Latin American
Dewey: 398.2
LCCN: 96053142
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Lexile Measure: 670 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.42" H x 10.04" W x 10.68" (1.09 lbs) 40 pages
- Cultural Region - Caribbean & West Indies
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Georgia Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Storybook, 2000
North Carolina Children's Book Award, Nominee, Junior Book, 2000
Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature, Honor Book, Grades K-4, 1998
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/13/1998 pg. 76
School Library Journal 09/01/1998 pg. 198
Booklist 10/15/1998 pg. 417
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/1999 pg. 785
Kirkus Review - Children 07/15/1998 pg. 1041
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1998 pg. 97 - Superior,Well Above Average
New York Times 04/11/1999 pg. 32
ALA Notable Children's Books 01/01/1999 pg. 1302
Multicultural Review 09/01/2002 pg. 29
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1999 pg. 97 - Superior,Well Above Average
School Library Journal 08/01/1999
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 28005
Reading Level: 3.7   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
A Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator team brings us a Caribbean Cinderella story, told from the perspective of the magical godmother.

You may think you already know this story about a beautiful servant girl, a cruel stepmother, a magnificent ball, and a lost slipper. But you've never heard it for true.

Now you can hear the tale from someone who was there: a poor washerwoman from the island of Martinique. She has just one thing in the world to love, her goddaughter Cendrillon. When she finds Cendrillon heartsick over a rich man's son, at first she doesn't know what to do. But she has sharp wits, a strong will, and the magic wand her mother left her--and soon she has a plan to give her dear Cendrillon the gift of a love that will change her life.

Adapted from a traditional Creole story, this fresh retelling captures all the age-old romance and magic of Cinderella, melding it with the vivid beauty of the Caribbean and the musical language of the islands.

Contributor Bio(s): Pinkney, Brian: - Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin Rising; In Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.San Souci, Robert D.: - Robert D. San Souci is the critically acclaimed author of many popular books for young people. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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