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Cinderella and a Mouse Called Fred

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Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky


This fresh, hilarious retelling of Cinderella — told  by the mouse who will become Cinderella's coach horse — has a girl-power ending, illustrations by a Caldecott Medalist, and even an explanation of how fairy tale pumpkins got their name!

If you thought you knew the fairy tale CINDERELLA, think again! 

Did you know that Cinderella’s coach horse, Fred, was originally a mouse with itchy ears?

That the fairy godmother was cranky and the prince was a snob?

And that Cinderella wound up marrying her fairy tale princess?

What? You don’t believe me?

Then open this book and see for yourself. . . .

A best loved fairytale is given the ending it deserves in this clever picture book that shows a heroine shape her own destiny!