Book Review & Giveaway: Cinderella Stays Late

GRIMMTASTIC_1_cover092793Title: Cinderella Stays Late (Grimmtastic Girls #1)

Author: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Genre: Children ages 8-12

Date Published: March 25, 2014

Description:

The authors of the hit Goddess Girls series put a fun and girly twist on another super-popular theme: fairy tales!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia…

A Grimmtastic girl named Cinderella is starting her first week at Grimm Academy on the wrong foot. Cinda’s totally evil stepsisters are out to make her life miserable. The Steps tease Cinda, give her terrible advice about life at the academy, and even make her look bad in front of her new friends, Red, Snow, and Rapunzel! But when Cinda overhears the Steps plotting a villainous deed that could ruin Prince Awesome’s ball, Cinda, her new friends, and a pair of magical glass slippers have to stop them–before the last stroke of midnight!

Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

What a great book for young readers! Cinderella Stays Late has everything: fairy tale characters, mystery, humor and a touch of boy likes girl/girl likes boy. It’s a different twist on a popular fairy tale that’s bound to be a hit with young readers.

Cinderella (she prefers Cinda) gets to start attending Grimm Academy with her evil stepsisters. She quickly becomes friends with Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, and Snow White.

Of course there’s a ball given by a handsome prince. Cinda almost doesn’t go to the ball because she can’t dance. When she does decide to go to the ball to stop her stepsisters from ruining it, they do their best to keep her from going. With the help of her friends and her magical glass slippers, Cinda still gets to go to the ball and she makes quite an impression in more ways than one!

I have the second book in this series to read next and I can’t wait!

Available on Amazon.

 

About the Authors:

Joan Holub

 

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated more than 130 children’s books, including Little Red Writing (illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet) and Zero the Hero. She lives in NC and is online at www.joanholub.com

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Suzanne Williams

 

Suzanne Williams is the author of nearly 50 books for children, including the award-winning picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg). She lives near Seattle, WA and is online at www.suzanne-williams.com

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Co-authors Joan and Suzanne have written the Goddess Girls, Heroes in Training, and Grimmtastic Girls series. Though they live in different states and hardly ever get to see each other, they spend lots of time together in Grimmlandia.

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$50 Book Blast Giveaway

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Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest ends: April 23, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter link below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the authors, Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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