When an invitation to a midsummer ball arrives from Queen Elizabeth and the grandfather has been persuaded to sacrifice Susanna to the fairies to get his daughter back, she and Malkin and the gooseherd Pug (who is more than he seems!) escape together and head for London. On the way, they meet a number of people who join them on the adventure. The climax comes on Midsummer Night...
Folktales have stood the test of time, being told and re-told down the centuries, because, simply, they're good stories that appeal to a wide variety of people. Why not re-tell Cinderella? The characters are likable and the addition of the Shakespearean elements works surprisingly well.
This one is likely to appeal to girls about 12 to 14.
An entertaining, enchanting piece of work.
Published in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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