Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella

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Harper Collins, Dec 18, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Once upon a time, there was a sweet cowgirl named Cindy Ellen, who lived with the orneriest stepmother west of the Mississippi and two stepsisters who were so nasty, they made rattlesnakes look nice! But when a fast-talkin' fairy godmother teaches Cindy Ellen a little lesson about gumption, Cindy lassos first place at the rodeo and the heart of Joe Prince....

You may think you've heard the story before-but you'll get a side-splittin' bellyache after you're through with this hilarious rendition told Wild West-style!

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User Review  - HeidiJones - LibraryThing

I loved this version of Cinderella. It is cute and funny, and I think my students would love it too. Cindy is a tough cookie with skills in ropin'! She can hold her own, but she is as sweet as can be. The spin on the chores and the setting is fantastic! Children will love this remake. Read full review

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User Review  - chrisriggleman - LibraryThing

I really loved this western take on the great tale of Cinderella. Having the glass slipper be a diamond encrusted spur was such an amazing idea. Using the mystique that surrounds cowboys and cowgirls is a great way to expose people to a Cinderella story. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Susan Lowell's family has lived in the American West since Gold Rush days. She is the author of several picture books for children, including The Three Little Javelinas, a Reading Rainbow Book, and The Bookmaker and the Elves, winner of a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Her novels for older children are I Am Lavina Cumming and The Boy with the Paper Wings. She and her husband and their two daughters divide their time between Tucson, AZ, and a ranch near the Mexican border.

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