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The Rising
Kelley Armstrong
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Princess of the Silver Woods
Jessica Day George
The Serpent's Shadow
Rick Riordan
The Demigod Diaries
Rick Riordan
Scarlet
Marissa Meyer
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
William Joyce
Perfect Scoundrels
Ally Carter
Cinderella - Sarah L. Thomson Lovely and lush pictures. Nicoletta Ceccoli is a wonderful illustrator and I am on the look-out for more of her work.

The story has been drastically toned down for younger audiences. The step-sisters do not chop off their heel/toes to fit in the shoes. It is a very short and abridged version and does not try to emphasize Cinderella's inherent goodness and kindness. Alas.

My only qualm is how very young the characters are. Cinderella and her prince look anywhere from eight to eleven years-old. Some parents might like that since their wee ones can perhaps better relate, but I did not care for it myself.

Still, a nice retelling, great for the 4-6 age range.