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Cinderella Skeleton

Cinderella Skeleton

by Robert D. San Souci Illustrated by David Catrow

Meet Cinderella Skeleton, as sweetly foul as only a ghoul can be. Poor Cinderella has no one to help her hang the cobwebs and arrange dead flowers — certainly not her evil stepsisters. But the Halloween Ball is just around the corner. Will Cinderella find happiness at last?

Robert San Souci and award-winning illustrator David Catrow retell the Cinderella story with a hilarious twist. This time Cinderella is … a skeleton. Evil stepsisters, Prince Charnel, and a Halloween Ball are all wrapped into one comical fractured fairy tale.

"Hysterically funny." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Fabulous art by Catrow and clever verse by San Souci... [T]his version is not for the faint of heart!" — San Francisco Chronicle

"A Cinderella story that girls 'and' boys will love." — Publishers Weekly

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Voyager Books
Number of Pages
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables, Horror, Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Robert D. San Souci Robert D. San Souci (1946-2014) was an award-winning author whose books have been named Caldecott Honor Books and Coretta Scott King Honor Books.
Contributor Image Alt Tag David Catrow Catrow's illustrations in Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell make you fall instantly in love with the short, clumsy, and buck toothed Molly Lou. He continues his spirited style of illustration in his newest book, We the Kids. In this book, Catrow makes understanding the Preamble to the Constitution accessible to children and even fun!

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