Cinder Edna

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Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The famous Cinderella and her neighbor Cinder Edna each worked sunup to sundown for their wicked stepmother and stepsisters. But while Cinderella had the good fortune to be rescued by her fairy godmother, Edna was strong, self-reliant, spunky--and she lived happier ever after! "Nicely executed....This Cinderella send-up is full of kid-pleasing jokes."--Publisher's Weekly.

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Perfect story about making your own happy ending! - Goodreads
The story is great, and the illustrations are perfect. - Goodreads
Could be used to introduce a creative writing lesson. - Goodreads
Anyway, I like the self made happy ending of this. - Goodreads
This book is a parody of the classic Cinderella. - Goodreads

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User Review  - kryoung1 - LibraryThing

An absolutely adorable story about Cinder Edna and Cinder Ella who were neighbors. One being the dainty girl who dreams of pretty dresses and princes and is in need of a fairy godmother. And the other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

A cute twist on Cinderella where instead of relying solely on a fairy-godmother, the heroine manages to overcome her difficulties by hard work. While this is a valuable lesson in hard work and ... Read full review

About the author (1994)

ELLEN JACKSON was born and raised in southern California

ELLEN JACKSON was born and raised in southern California. As a teenager, she always wished her feet were small and d. As a teenager, she always wished her feet were small and delicate, and tried to cram them into shoes that were severalelicate, and tried to cram them into shoes that were several sizes too small. Later, when she read the story of Cinderel sizes too small. Later, when she read the story of Cinderella to her kindergarten classes, she wondered how anyone coulla to her kindergarten classes, she wondered how anyone could run in glass slippers, much less dance in them.

Now thd run in glass slippers, much less dance in them.

Now the author of several books for children, Ellen lives in Santae author of several books for children, Ellen lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she has gladly forgotten the rec Barbara, California, where she has gladly forgotten the recipes for dozens of ways to make tuna casserole. ipes for dozens of ways to make tuna casserole.

Kevin O'Malley was in the fourth grade when he decided to illustrate books for children. He has a wild sense of humor and it comes through loud and clear in his books. In 1992, he made his children's book debut with Froggy Went A-Courting, based on a well known folk ballad. Kevin has illustrated books written by other writers, such as Cinder Edna and Chanukah in Chelm and has worked in animating multimedia displays for clients including the Smithsonian Institution. His latest books range from nonfiction to outrageous humor. Kevin lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his artist wife and two sons. www.booksbyomalley.com

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