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Stepsister

Stepsister
 

A startlingly fresh, fiercely feminist reimagining of Cinderella from the bestselling, Printz Honor-winning author Jennifer Donnelly.

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ISBN 9781338268461
Barcode 9781338268461
Published 14 May 2019 by Scholastic
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Donnelly, Jennifer
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ISBN-13 9781338268461
ISBN-10 1338268465
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic Press
Publication Date 14 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Donnelly, Jennifer
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 431g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Heroes, Self-actualization (Psychology), Choice (Psychology), Beauty, Personal, Characters in literature
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 982861

Description of this Book

Isabelle should be blissfully happy -- she's about to marry a prince. Except that Isabelle isn't the girl who lost the slipper. And the glass shoe on her foot is filling with blood . . . Isabelle isn't the beauty who captured the prince's heart. She's the ugly stepsister who cut off her toes to fool him. When the prince discovers Isabelle's deception, she's banished. It's no more than Isabelle deserves. She's a plain girl in a world that values beauty. A stubborn girl in a world that wants her to be pliant. Her destiny is a life of misery. That's what Isabelle believes until she finds herself in the midst of a battle between Fate and Chance. Cruel Fate believes that an ugly girl with so much bitterness in her heart can never change her destiny. Roguish Chance believes otherwise. And so, Isabelle is given the opportunity to harness strength she never knew she possessed, and learns that while pretty is a noose around your neck, ugly is the sword that cuts you free.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is another needed voice exposing cultural myths that suffocate girls in the name of likability and pit them against one another in the name of beauty. -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Isabelle's emotional and triumphant journey of self-realization proves that beauty can be found in so much more than just a pretty face . . . A breathlessly exciting and utterly satisfying fairy tale. - Kirkus Reviews Focusing on beauty's many guises, what contributes to hatred and cruelty, and people's power to take charge of their destinies, the retold fairy tale advocates autonomy and empowerment. - Publishers Weekly

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Author's Bio

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of A Northern Light, which was awarded a Printz Honor and a Carnegie Medal, Revolution (named a Best Book by Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and the Chicago Public Library, and was nominated for a Carnegie Medal), the Deep Blue series, and many other books for young readers, including Lost in a Book, which spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

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