Cinderella: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin)

Cinderella The Graphic Novel Graphic Spin Cinderella s wicked stepmother won t let her go to the ball But with a little help from a Fairy Godmother she ll be getting there in style There s just one catch At midnight her magical gown will tu

  • Title: Cinderella: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin)
  • Author: Beth Bracken Jeffrey Stewart Timmins
  • ISBN: 9781434208606
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cinderella s wicked stepmother won t let her go to the ball But with a little help from a Fairy Godmother, she ll be getting there in style There s just one catch At midnight, her magical gown will turn back into dirty old rags.

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    1. Cinderella The Graphic Novel:Summary- Cinderella- The Graphic Novel was published this year in 2009. It is a “graphic spin” on Cinderella as it says on the back cover of the book. The book begins with the cast of characters including: the evil stepsisters, the evil stepmother, the father, the prince, Cinderella, and the fairy godmother. This version of Cinderella takes a bit of a darker tone then the typical version most are used to. The colors in the book are very burnt and dark and the fac [...]

    2. As you know I love to read fairy tales, the original and retold stories. Cinderella has always been one of my favorite stories. When I was at the library the other day with my girls, Cinderella: The Graphic Novel caught our eye.Cinderella: The Graphic Novel is not quite the Disney version most people are used to. This version of the story was wonderful. The author, Beth Bracken went closer to the original version and put her own spin on it. What I love the most about this book is how well the ar [...]

    3. Fantastic story. Classic Cinderella, condensed for children. Beautiful water color artwork. The back has a glossary for children and a little history on the origins of Cinderella. It even has writing prompts for teachers. Loved it

    4. In this awesome book Cinderella, by Beth Bracken illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins , Ella's mom is very ill and she died but her father found a new wife and she already have two daughters. They call Ella Cinderella for a filthy girl. Cinderella is now their maid for the evil stepmother and stepsister. They went to the ball without Cinderella but she went to her mothers grave and she herd her fairy godmother and Cinderella wished to go to the ball with a gown . Cinderella danced with the Pri [...]

    5. In this sad and happy story Cinderella The Graphic Novel by Beth Bracken. The main characters are Ella , stepsisters , and stepmother . The stepmother doesn't let Ella go to the ball because she didn't have a pretty dress to ware to the ball. I wounder if Ella is going to let her stepmother and her stepsisters live with her and is she going to forgive them about what they did to her.

    6. In the graphic novel Cinderella By: Beth Bracken Illustrated by: Jeffrey Stewart Timmins Cinderella,The Evil stepsisters, The Evil Stepmother, and the Prince.The main Idea Is that the prince wanted to find cinderella to give her shoe back. I wonder what her evil stepmother's reaction looked like when cinderella picked up the seeds?

    7. In is good book cinderlla by both bracken the main charter are her evil stepsisters, evil stepmother,cinderella ,the price and her fathernderella step mother make cinderella do all the work in the haouse and treat her miserble. one day the pince was going to make a ball so he can find a wife.Cinderella want to go but her step mother will not let her. Cinderella run off crying he git sad because the onily place she want to go. will she ever go?

    8. I enjoyed Cinderella The Graphic Novel. I am curious to see how students would respond to the variations in Traditional Literature Books. I'd like to offer the books in different formats to give students a choice. I have some students who prefer graphic novels, so I like that the traditional stories are offered this way.In this book, I was most drawn to the illustrations. Since graphic novels offer many more illustrations, I was drawn to how the illustrations helped the story line. Some of the i [...]

    9. This graphic novel version of the traditional Cinderella was a good read. The layout was different than traditional picture books, but was a nice change. This version stuck pretty close to the original telling of Cinderella with a few differences. Cinderella was introduced at the beginning of the book as Ella. She did not gain the name Cinderella until her 2 stepsisters gave it to her because she was so dirty from cleaning the cinders from the fireplace. Ella was so sad from the loss of her moth [...]

    10. Grade Level: 2-3Main Characters: Cinderella, evil step-family, fairy godmotherSetting: POV: second personSummary:This is Cinderella retold in a graphic novel format, and the story is told through dialogue bubbles. The graphics are kind of Gothic style and done in watercolors with great detail. The book maintains the original plot where Cinderella is forced to do all the house chores and live with her horrid step-mother and sisters. Her step-mother still does not allow her to go to the Princes ba [...]

    11. Pretty packaging - the cover was very eye-catching, and the endpapers are black and textured. The enchantment stops after you crack this open, however. All of the characters - male & female - seem to have the same hairstyle and lack chins or necks. Cinderella's transformation (her beautiful dress and glass slippers) doesn't wow either - she swaps her gray rags for purple ones (in slightly better condition). The story, too, incorporates some new/different elements: Cinderella spends hours wee [...]

    12. Cinderella The Graphic Novel by Beth BrackenThis retelling of the classic fairy tale follows the same plot line: Cinderella’s mean stepmother and stepsisters treat her abusively. A godmother intervenes, Cinderella wins the heart of the prince at the ball, with her lost glass slipper he searches for her, and they live happily ever after. However, there are a few variances from other Cinderella stories. In this graphic novel style the emotions of Ella (Cinder was added as an insult), dark colora [...]

    13. Slightly darker than the Disney version of Cinderella we all hold dear to our hearts, Ella is introduced with the other characters in a lineup at the beginning of the book in a very gestural illustration that flows throughout the rest of the novel. Ella is adopted into her Stepmother’s home with her stepsisters. Her father brings back the first twig that touches his hat on his trip out, while her stepmother brings back fancy jewels and dresses for the stepsisters. Ella plants that twig and it [...]

    14. The plot of this Cinderella story is much like the others, yet the graphic novel format is the opposite of the large, colorful pictures splashed on the pages of the typical versions of this world famous fairly tale. I liked the idea of reading Cinderella in graphic novel format, yet the drab, dreary hues and scratchy sketches of the characters make the entire story a depressing one—even when Cinderella gets her wish to attend the ball, the girl hardly manages a smile. The last few pages of thi [...]

    15. Actual Rating: 2.5When I saw this book at the library, I thought the cover looked dark and I really wanted to read it (this seems to be a common thread when I find children's graphic novels the cover always makes the story look dark so it immediately grabs my attention). I'll be the first to admit I'm not familiar with the actual story of Cinderella. My only experience with Cinderella is the Disney movie, so I was like "I thought her dad died? But he's there? And he won't do anything for her?" H [...]

    16. Synopsis: "Cinderella's wicked stepmother won't let her go to the ball. But with a little help from a Fairy Godmother, she'll be getting there in style. There's just one catch. At midnight, her magical gown will turn back into dirty old rags."My Review: This one has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time, so I finally picked it up. This is a very short graphic novel that really condensed the Cinderella story, but not in a bad way. It would be easy for young readers to pick up and enjoy. Th [...]

    17. I was impressed with this graphic spin on the classic tale of Cinderella. I enjoyed the variation of the story and thought the birds at the end were a nice touch.Timmins' artwork is grim and dark which I believe captures the darkness that is embedded into many classic fairy tales. The step mother and sisters' faces are hideous to match their cruel personalities. Cinderella is not portrayed as cheery but she is selfless and kind--this is depicted best by her request for a twig and in her visits t [...]

    18. This is a darker version of the classic Disney tale. While it wasn't horrible it was lacking many elements key to the original story. I was confused by how Ella's Dad appears at the beginning and then he is missing in the rest of the book. Where did he go?? This also has some sinister elements towards the end that were surprising. Cue fat dovesThe author does include a history of the Cinderella story, vocabulary, discussion questions and writing prompts at the end of the book. These are great fo [...]

    19. Interesting presentation. Definitely darker than most Cinderella stories, and despite the low reading level and the abundance of pictures it is intended for the older kids of elementary school and even the youngest of the middle school set. I quite liked it!I particularly loved how after the story, their was also a quick history of the story of Cinderella (the oldest known version came from China, originally the shoes were gold instead of glass, the Grimm's brothers version had doves pecking out [...]

    20. Like Rapunzel, Cinderella is illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins and he shines here as well. I especially loved how he treated the women's hair and silhouettes in Cinderella. He has again used watercolor to create these beautiful washes of color but small details too. Thought again I would have wished the speech bubbles be hand drawn.I love the story of Cinderella and with the addition of Jeffrey Stewart Timmins's illustration this is a winning rendition. Like the other Capstone offerings fro [...]

    21. The art was interesting, but I found it odd that when Cinderella's hair didn't change when the fairy Godmother gave her the dress. She looked like an old maid. Also, the expressions didn't change much. The art style was unique, but it didn't show much diversity in expression or perspective during the story.In this version of Cinderella, her father is still alive. The writer only had him in part of the story and he was absent during the ball without any explanation, which I found to be poor writi [...]

    22. Ella is faced with a big dilemma as her mother dies and her father remarries a woman with two daughters, who have wicked hearts. As the story unfolds Ella earns the name Cinderella as she becomes the housekeeper in her own home. When the prince announces that he is holding a ball to find a wife, the household becomes extremely excited. Ella begs to go, her stepmother finds a difficult task to prevent her from going. Nonetheless, Ella succeeds, and with the help of her godmother, goes to the ball [...]

    23. I thought the illustrations were very unique- that's what drew me to this book. But I found it ironic that the "beautiful stepsisters" were some of the ugliest I'd seen. ;) Ella's father had more of a role in this version of the fairy tale, but somehow disappears from the cast of characters after the King's proclamation is read. ?? It was nice to see the evil stepmother and stepsisters get what was coming to them in the end.

    24. This graphic novel is a new twist on the Brothers Grimms original story of Cinderella. The artwork is as dark and twisted as Ella's nasty step-sisters. This version of Cinderella is told chiefly through dialogue that is relteable to young readers who are just starting to read on their own. The end of the book is filled with further information about the history of Cinderella, which is a great add on to keep children interesting. Overall, a fun read!

    25. The well known fairy tale of Cinderella is written as a graphic novel. A young girl’s mother passes away. Her father remarries a woman with two daughters. The two daughters are very cruel towards Cinderella. There will soon be a ball held by the prince to find a wife. Cinderella isn’t given permission to attend the ball. There is a glass slipper, a fairy godmother, and a pumpkin carriage. This is a great graphic novel to read.

    26. Rather bleak little story. I liked some of the panels - especially those in silouette (like Cinderella under the tree). But Cinderella is dull and unappealling, the backgrounds are bare, and the story has no luster or magic for me. I did appreciate the information about the tale at the end of the book, as well as the discussion questions. I did like that the stepmother and one stepsister looked like trolls! For my taste in graphic novels, I much prefer "Rapunzel's Revenge."

    27. I think graphic novels are a fabulous way to get reluctant kids to read, and adapting tales that they are already familiar with can only help to increase their interest. Though I would have liked to see the dialogue a bit more developed, the illustrations are well done. Also provided are the story's historical background, discussion questions and writing prompts that would surely benefit any budding writers.

    28. I had several problems with this story, and it didn't really have anything to do with the fact that it was a graphic novel, just more with inconsistencies. First, Cinderella's father is alive in the story and then all of a sudden he just disappears. There is no mention of his death, but he just completely vanishes! I do the fact that there is a history of the story of Cinderalla. It will help the readers understand that there is more to the story than the Disney classic.

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