Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story

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Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 28 pages
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Three sisters live in a castle high among Erin's green hills. Fair and Brown go to church every Sunday wearing new dresses and leave their beautiful younger sister, Trembling, behind to cook. Then an old henwife comes to visit one Sunday morning, offering to repay Trembling for her kindness in the past. Before she knows it, Trembling is dressed in a lily-white gown and shamrock-green shoes, riding a milk-white mare to church. For the next two Sundays, Trembling stands at the church door in a new and more splendid gown -- a vision of loveliness to turn the head of every prince from far and wide . . . With her airy landscapes and funny detail work, Jude Daly has fashioned a charming variation on the old story.
Three sisters live in a castle high among Erin's green hills. Fair and Brown go to church every Sunday wearing new dresses and leave their beautiful younger sister, Trembling, behind to cook. Then an old henwife comes to visit one Sunday morning, offering to repay Trembling for her kindness in the past. Before she knows it, Trembling is dressed in a lily-white gown and shamrock-green shoes, riding a milk-white mare to church. For the next two Sundays, Trembling stands at the church door in a new and more splendid gown -- a vision of loveliness to turn the head of every prince from far and wide . . . With her airy landscapes and funny detail work, Jude Daly has fashioned a charming variation on the old story.

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User Review  - bhellmay - LibraryThing

Fair, Brown, and Trembling is the Irish version of the folktale Cinderella, with some changes made to the setting and characters, but the same basic plot line. In other Cinderella stories it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - SMLawrence - LibraryThing

An Irish twist to the classic tale of Cinderella. There are three sisters, Fair, Brown and Trembling. Fair and Brown do not let their other sister go to church with them and make her do all the chores ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Jude Daly has also illustrated Gift of the Sun by Dianne Stewart and The Stone by Dianne Hofmeyr. She lives with her husband, author/illustrator Niki Daly, in South Africa.

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