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Cinders and Sparks Bk1. Magic at Midnight by Lindsay Kelk, illus. Pippa Curnick

June 6, 2019

cindersCinders and Sparks Bk1. Magic at Midnight by Lindsay Kelk, illus. Pippa Curnick. Pub. HarperCollins, 2019.

This is a junior reader that takes the micky out of the Cinderella fairytale and it is a good laugh. It basically modernises the old tale and introduces a number of other fairy tale characters like little Bo Peep. You the one that lost her sheep. Now she takes them everywhere with her  and at the Princes Ball in which the prince is expected to chose a wife. Bo peeps sheep are under the table. You don’t want to lose them twice.

Cinders fairy godmother had trouble finding Cinders because she wasn’t on any social media site. I think that tells you what this story is like.

Easy to read, a good laugh and opens up the world of magic and fairy tales. There will be 3 books in this series.

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