Interstellar Cinderella

IC_jkt_MECHS.inddWritten by Deborah Underwood, Illustrated by Meg Hunt

A twist on a fairy tale is nothing new and neither is Cinderella in outer space (see the YA Cinder). However, this is the first picture book to pair the heroine with sprockets and rockets. The story is cute. Cinderella dreams of repairing spaceships. Her step-mother and step-sisters stop her from seeing the Prince’s space parade so her fairy godrobot steps in to save the day. The ending is a nice touch and the characters are inter-racial, which is a pleasant change. I did find the illustrations to be a bit odd, but children will like this new take on an old tale.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★✩✩ (3 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-5

Interstellar Cinderella
Written by Deborah Underwood, Illustrated by Meg Hunt
Chronicle Books
40 pages
Release Date: May 5, 2015

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