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What We're Reading: Cinders, the Chicken Cinderella

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Portland_childrens_books_cinders_the_chicken_cinderella New from Jan Brett!  The story takes place one magical, blizzardy evening in the old tower coop where Cinders, her sisters, Pecky and Bossy, and mother, Largessa live.  That night, Largessa produces an invitation to a royal ball held at the Ice Palace where Prince Cockerel will be looking for a royal bride!  The coop is filled with fussing and bustling as the chickens prepare and leave for the ball, but Cinders is left behind!  How will she make it to the ball?  I think you know!  Here is a lushly illustrated, original retelling of the classic story of Cinderella!  Brett captures the grandeur of 18th century Russia and her story is a fun one to tell.  Fantastic read-aloud for ages 4+.

And, if you're a Jan Brett fan check out her blog, janbrettsblog.com  Each month Jan shares a glimpse into what she's been working on.  Her narratives are sweet, and of course her illustrations are beautiful!

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Have a magical day!

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