Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Kenneth Branagh, Disney, PG, Princess, Magic, Courage, Kindness, Fairy Tale
Ella, the daughter of a successful merchant and his wife, is taught from a young age to "have courage and be kind," and this will bring magic into her life. Years after his wife’s death, Ella's father remarries Lady Tremaine, who has two daughters of her own. When Ella's father dies unexpectedly while traveling, Lady Tremaine cruelly forces Ella to take over all the household chores and begins to call her Cinderella. Ella decides to run away, but a chance meeting with the prince in the forest reminds her to have courage and be kind. Ella’s kindness eventually brings magic to her life when her fairy godmother helps her go to the prince’s ball. Although Ella has to leave the ball early...
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 36
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol36/iss1/2