Cinder Edna

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Harper Collins, Sep 24, 1998 - 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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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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About the author (1998)

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

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

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