The classic story of Cinderella gains even more charm in this glamorous retelling by world-famous picture book writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes. Ella Cinders loves helping her father in his dress shop and laughing with her friend Buttons, the store’s delivery boy. Then comes the terrible day when her father remarries and everything changes. Her stepmother makes her sew in the dreary basement. Her stepsisters mock her shabby dress. And to top it off, the new Mrs. Cinders forbids Ella to attend the duke’s grand ball. Heartbroken, Ella is sure that her life will never be what she dreamed. But with the help of a fairy godmother and some sparkling courage of her own, this Cinderella discovers that dreams can come true in the most unexpected of ways. Join Ella amidst the dazzle and fashion of the roaring twenties as she takes happily ever after into her own hands!
Shirley Hughes has published more than two hundred books and won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Her books include Daisy Saves the Day, Out and About: A First Book of Poems, the novels Hero on a Bicycle and Whistling in the Dark, and the Digby O’Day series, illustrated by her daughter, Clara Vulliamy. Shirley Hughes lives in West London.