***If the Shoe Fits
Voices From Cinderella
by Laura Whipple
Illustrations by Laura Beingessner
Reviewed November 21, 2002.
Margaret K. McElderry Books, New York, 2002. 70 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 811.54 WHI).
I thought that telling a person’s life in poetry was an interesting
and unusual idea. Since I read Carver,
I’m finding that we
have several new books using the same idea. This one is different,
though, in that it’s telling the story of a fictional character instead
of a real one. The result is fun and entertaining. There are
poems from the perspective of her father, her step-sisters, her cat, her
shoes. An imaginative way to tell an old story.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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