Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson
Title: Cinder Edna
Author: Ellen Jackson
Illustrator: Kevin O'Malley
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books
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 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....(inside book jacket)
Cinder Edna is a very cute story about Cinderella's neighbor, Edna, who learns to be independent and self-sufficient. It shows young girls how life can be lived without the help of a fairy godmother. And how much better it can be!
I thought this was a well-written story with beautiful illustrations. Fun read!