Cinderellis and the Glass Hill (Hardcover)
|Author: Gail Carson/ Elliott Levine||Illustrator: Mark Elliott Gail Carson Levine||As Told By: Mark Elliott|
|In this humorous retelling of a Perrault tale, a lonely young farm lad uses his unusual inventive ability to pass a nearly impossible test and win the hand of the neighboring princess *Author: Levine, Gail Carson/ Elliott, Mark (ILT) *Series Title: Princess Tales *Publication Date: 2000/03/01 *Number of Pages: 104 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 3-4 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.50|
From the Publisher:
Ralph said, "Rain tomorrow." |Burt said, "Barley needs it. You're covered with cinders, Ellis." |Ralph thought that was funny. "That's funny." He laughed. "That's what we should call him-- Cinderellis." |Burt guffawed.
In this unusual spin on an old favorite, Cinderlla is a boy! He's Cinderellis, and he has two unfriendly brothers and no fairy godmother to help him out. Luckily, he does have magical powders, and he intends to use them to win the hand of his Princess Charming-- that is, Marigold. The only problem is-- Marigold thinks Cinderellis is a monster!
Gail Carson Levine is the author of Ella Enchanted, a spirited retelling of the "real" Cinderella fairy tale and a 1998 Newberry Honor Book. In this fourth of her Princess Tales, Levine brings new life and new fun into a little-known tale and proves that determination, imagination, and kindness can carry the day.Cindrellis needs the help of his magic powder and three horses to reach the top of glass hill and complete his task of winning the hand of Princess Charming.