Here’s a 2nd 5 out of 5 Star review for my kid’s book, CENDRILLON. This one by Melinda Hills
My children’s novel CENDRILLON, the True Story of Cinderella, has gotten some favorite reviews – 2 with 5 of 5 stars. This is the 2nd one. Cendrillon is available on all main streamingbook sites for $1.99streamingbook sites for $1.99.
The True Story of Cinderella engages the reader with just enough differences to the traditional version to make it quite enjoyable.
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite
Beginning with the discovery of old letters in a secret compartment in an ornate chest, Cendrillon: The True Story of Cinderella by Tom Hendricks relates a new version of the beloved fairy tale. Written by Queen Cendrillon to her son, Prince William, the letters describe the life Cendrillon knew as the daughter of a hard working woodcutter who remarried after the death of his wife. The stepmother, Rachel, and her two spoiled daughters, Phillis and Marsha, resented Cendrillon and reduced her to the position of servant after the death of her father. Unable to attend the ball because of the demands of the others, Cendrillon wished she could have gone and up popped a fairy godmother! Of course, the Prince was not at all interested in any of the young ladies until Cendrillon arrived and, as they say, the rest was history. A lost slipper, a country-wide search, and a happy ending lead to the arrival of a new, young Prince.
Tom Hendricks uses a unique historical perspective to bring new life to the tale of Cinderella. Cendrillon: The True Story of Cinderella engages the reader with just enough differences to the traditional version to make it quite enjoyable. Alternative explanations for events add to the interest, and taking the story past the wedding contributes even more to the historical flavor. Hidden within the story are lessons about love, loss and acceptable behavior, not to mention the definition of true beauty. Intended for children but refreshing for older readers as well, Cendrillon:
The True Story of Cinderella is a delightful version of a favorite fairy tale.
Subtitle: The True Story of Cinderella
Author: Tom Hendricks
Children – General
Appearance – 5:
Plot – 5
Formatting – 5:
Marketability – 4:
Overall – 5