I reckon ye heard o’ Cinderella, but lemme tell you a story ‘bout a sweet li’l thing named Rose? Set in the Appalachian Mountains and told in a lilting dialect that just begs to be read aloud, this is a unique and lively adaptation of the traditional Cinderella story. Complete with an enchanting protagonist, a glass slipper, and a fairy godmother who just happens to be a hog, Smoky Mountain Rose is a joy to read again and again.
Alan Schroeder, a lifelong admirer of Louis Armstrong, is the award-winning author of several picture books, including<i> Lily and the Wooden Bowl, Minty, </i> and <i>Carolina Shout</i>. His first book, <i>Ragtime Tumpie</i>, was chosen as an ALA Notable Book, a <i>Booklist</i> Children’s Editors’ Choice, and a <i>Parents’ Choice</i> Award winner. He lives in Alameda, California.