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Irish Cinderlad, The

Irish Cinderlad, The

by Shirley Climo Illustrated by Loretta Krupinski

A hero's feats?

Folklorist Shirley Climo retells an age-old Irish tale that is an unusual twist on the popular Cinderella story. Just like his female counterpart, Becan has a mean stepmother and stepsisters. Unlike Cinderella, Becan has large feet and a magical bull for a fairy godmother. He defeats a sword-swinging giant, slays a fire-breathing dragon, and rescues a princess.

But before the princess can thank him, he runs off, leaving her with only an enormous boot to aid her in the search for her rescuer. The princess scours the kingdom for the owner of the giant boot.  Will Becan's feet give him away?  And what will his fate be if they do?

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.5
Lexile Measure
730L
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

About the Author and Illustrator

Shirley Climo
Loretta Krupinski

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