Article Title

Cinderella Skeleton


Karen Abbott


Dependable, Preschool, Primary, Fairytale, Unconventional Fairytale, Halloween, Step Sisters, Fairy Godmother, Ball, Prince Alarming

Document Type

Book Review


It's another Cinderella story! Only this one has a spooky Halloween twist to the familiar fairy-tale. Everything is very familiar with just a slight ghoulish twist. Cinderella does all the work for her stepsisters and stepmother, but her chores are a little different from the living version of the story. She hangs the cobwebs, litters the floor, and feeds the bats all by herself whilst the others watch and treat her badly. When she asks for the good fairy's help to attend the ball, she receives a lovely hearse rather than a beautiful carriage. And when this bedraggled bag of bones runs from the dance, it is her severed tibia that she leaves behind, not just her lovely slipper! The handsome prince is more alarming than charming, but when he finds the match to his ankle bone it is still love most true that ends with a happy after-life-ever-more.