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The Irish Cinderlad

Written by Shirley Climo & illustrated by Loretta Krupinski
Published by HarperCollins
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A hero’s feats? Ever since he was a baby, Becan’s only worry has been his big feet–until his widowed father remarries. His new stepmothr and her three daughters feed him crusts of bread and banish him to work in the fields. So Becan runs away. With the help of his only friend, a magical bull, he defeats a giant, slays a dragon, and rescues a princess. But before she can thank him, Becan disappears, leaving behind him one of his enormous boots. 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? 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. And, as in all Cinderella stories, true love prevails. 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. And, as in all Cinderella stories, true love prevails.

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Who Wrote The Irish Cinderlad

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Shirley Climo

<p>Shirley Climo’s love of folklore began in her childhood and has provided the background for many of her children’s books, such as <em>The Korean Cinderella, Magic & Mischief: Tales from Cornwall, A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World, A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World, </em> and <em>Someone Saw a Spider: Spider Facts and Folktales, </em> an NCTE Teacher’s Choice and Library of Congress Best Children’s Book that was originally inspired by her research for <em>Cobweb Christmas.</em> Mrs. Climo and her husband live in Los Altos, California.</p>

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Who Illustrated The Irish Cinderlad

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Loretta Krupinski

<p>Loretta Krupinski has illustrated several children’s books, including <em>Dear Rebecca</em>, <em>Winter Is Here</em> by Jean Craighead George, <em>The Irish Cinderlad</em> by Shirley Climo, and her own <em>Into the Woods: A Woodland Scrapbook</em>. She has also illustrated one other book in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, <em>Why Do Leaves Change Color?</em> by Betsy Maestro. She successfully grew all the bean plants pictured in this book. She lives on the coast of Maine.</p>

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780064435772
Publication Date:
January 26, 2000
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
94037545
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
31331584
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0064435776
Lexile® Level:
AD730L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
21148
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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