Nearly two decades after its original publication, Susan Jeffers's detailed pen-and-ink and dye illustrations once again grace Charles Perrault's Cinderella (1985), retold by Amy Ehrlich. PW called Ehrlich's retelling "absorbing [and] easily grasped," while the artwork "shows Jeffers's gifts at their dazzling best." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
In her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Forced to live like her stepsisters' servant and not allowed to go to the royal ball, Cinderella turns to her fairy godmother for help, and in her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper, in a version of the classic fairy tale first published in 1985.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Cinderella's transformation from poor girl to princess never fails to captivate young ones, and this stellar retelling, exquisitely illustrated by Susan Jeffers, is a must for every library. When the original version of this book was published in 1985, Publishers Weekly called it "a treasure for all ages," and The New York Times declared, "Fairy-tale aficionados will be mesmerized." For this hardcover reissue, Susan Jeffers retouched her pen-and- ink and dye illustrations, making them even richer. Her brilliant artwork is showcased in a new interior design featuring a fifth-color gold border. Embossed gold foil type on the jacket of this large-format picture book trumpets the arrival of the girl who went from rags to riches.