Ella's Big Chance
Author: Shirley Hughes
For Early Years/KS1
Price 7.99 paperback
Book(s) at 7.99 paperback
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Ella's Big Chance Set in the 1920's with lavish paintings inspired by period costume designs, this re-telling of the Cinderella story is splendidly subversive. When Ella's father remarries, a bossy step-mother and her two spiteful daughters intrude into the cosy idyll of their family dress shop. Although Ella gets to go to the ball, thanks to a fairy godmother, she turns down the Duke's offer of marriage and reveals her preference for Buttons, the cheerful young doorman, who has remained her loyal - and adoring - friend.