Once upon a planetoid,
amid her tools and sprockets,
a girl named Cinderella dreamed
of fixing fancy rockets.
With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball. But when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue! Readers will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending.
About the Author
Deborah Underwood is the author of The Quiet Book (a New York Times bestseller and one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010) and The Loud Book. Deborah lives in San Francisco.
Meg Hunt is an illustrator, printmaker, educator, and all-around maker of things. Meg lives and works in Portland, Oregon. This is her first picture book.
"A brilliant twist to the classic fairy tale that enables young readers to meet a brave heroine who can creatively solve problems, work with tools, and be herself."--Geek Dad
"It's the perfect antidote to fantasies of princely rescue."--Chicago Tribune
"Underwood gives thisCinderella welcome agency and independence."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This retelling focuses on what Cinderella can do, not what she can wear."--Horn Book Magazine
"Does Cinderella really need another re-telling? Heck yes!"--Design Mom
"An interesting take on a classic fairy tale."-School Library Journal
"A futuristic version of the Cinderella story starring a determined and independent-minded protagonist. Highly recommended."--A Mighty Girl
"A familiar folktale, but this time with a new, feminist, STEM-celebrating vocabulary and in witty rhyming text.'--Lilith Magazine