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***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.


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