Cinder Edna

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Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Whereas Cinderella is a passive wimp, Cinder Edna is a spirited girl who mows lawns to make money so she can attend the ball. In this book, the 2 stories are told side by side. Whereas Cinderella is a passive wimp, Cinder Edna is a spirited girl who mows lawns to make money so she can attend the ball. In this book, the two stories are told side by side. (Best Books for Children, 7th ed.) Once upon a time there were two girls who lived next door to each other. Cinder Edna was forced to work for her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, just as her neighbor, Cinderella, was. But Edna had learned a thing or two from doing all that housework, such as how to make tuna casserole sixteen different ways and how to get spots off everything from rugs to ladybugs. And she was strong and spunky and knew some good jokes. Now, one day the king announced that he would give a ball ... Ellen Jackson and Kevin O'Malley team up to bring young readers the delightful story of what can be done without the help of a fairy godmother.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Reread the copy I found at the thrift store. Still my favorite 'fractured' Cinderella fairy tale. Funny, and extremely liberating and satisfying. Who knew we'd feel more sorry for Cinderella *after* her wedding than before it? But there's certainly no pity needed for Cinder Edna! Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I wish girls didn't need books like this. But they do. Feminism has made strides, but Walmart's sea of pink high heels and Disney's princesses and anorexia, etc etc, are still pervasive influences. Read full review

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