Ella's Big Chance

Ella's Big Chance

A Jazz-age Cinderella

Book - 2003
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The classic story of Cinderella gains even more charm in this glamorous retelling by world-famous picture book writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes.
Ella Cinders loves helping her father in his dress shop and laughing with her friend Buttons, the store's delivery boy. Then comes the terrible day when her father remarries and everything changes. Her stepmother makes her sew in the dreary basement. Her stepsisters mock her shabby dress. And to top it off, the new Mrs. Cinders forbids Ella to attend the duke's grand ball. Heartbroken, Ella is sure that her life will never be what she dreamed. But with the help of a fairy godmother and some sparkling courage of her own, this Cinderella discovers that dreams can come true in the most unexpected of ways.
Join Ella amidst the dazzle and fashion of the roaring twenties as she takes happily ever after into her own hands
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon, 2003, 04
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780689873997
Branch Call Number: EASY FIC Hug
Characteristics: np : illus
Alternative Title: Cinderella


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IndyPL_BethP Apr 01, 2019

Mr. Cinders and his daughter Ella run a small but successful dress shop. Things change, however, when Mr. Cinders remarries. His new wife and her two daughters make life miserable for Ella, expanding the shop, forcing her to sew day and night, and turning her into a servant in her own home. When Ella is excluded from a family invitation to a grand ball, her fairy godmother steps in to set things right. A delightful retelling of the Cinderella story set in the jazz age, with beautiful illustrations and a surprise ending that will please all ages.

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