Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cinderhazel by Deborah Nourse Lattimore


Cinderhazel: The Cinderella of Halloween by Deborah Nourse Lattimore is a witchy version of Cinderella, very appropriate for Halloween. (Obviously.) Although displaced from more typical stepsisters into a family of witches, Cinderhazel also gets criticized for being too dirty. However, unlike her Ella counterpart, Cinderhazel loves dirt and being messy. She's a fan of dust and grime and not too keen on brooms.


Still, she has to face her share of snark and unkindness. Even so, as these things are wont to unfold, she manages to get herself to the ball in spite of the best efforts of her stepsisters. Only to discover that the prince hasn't made an appearance all night.

As it turns out, Cinderhazel and the prince have an uncommon interest--which leads them to shoo the other witches out of the party and get to know each other.


This is a cute Dustily Ever After story with some wonderful artwork. Definitely recommended if you want a picturebook version of Cinderella which is unique for more than just the artwork.

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