Cendrillon

A Caribbean Cinderella

Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
LIST PRICE $26.99
About The Book

A Caldecott Honor author/illustrator team brings us a Caribbean Cinderella story, told from the perspective of the magical godmother.

You may think you already know this story about a beautiful servant girl, a cruel stepmother, a magnificent ball, and a lost slipper. But you’ve never heard it for true.

Now you can hear the tale from someone who was there: a poor washerwoman from the island of Martinique. She has just one thing in the world to love, her goddaughter Cendrillon. When she finds Cendrillon heartsick over a rich man’s son, at first she doesn’t know what to do. But she has sharp wits, a strong will, and the magic wand her mother left her—and soon she has a plan to give her dear Cendrillon the gift of a love that will change her life.

Adapted from a traditional Creole story, this fresh retelling captures all the age-old romance and magic of Cinderella, melding it with the vivid beauty of the Caribbean and the musical language of the islands.

About The Author

Robert D. San Souci is the critically acclaimed author of many popular books for young people. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

About The Illustrator
Photograph © Christine Simmons

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin RisingIn Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 1998)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689806681
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10
  • Lexile ® AD670L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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