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Stepsister / Jennifer Donnelly.

Donnelly, Jennifer, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library Y DON (Text) 33500013062971 New Checked out 10/07/2019
Hawley Public Library Y DON (Text) 33500013062963 New Checked out 09/24/2019
Roseau Public Library ya DON (Text) 35500006182503 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338268461
  • ISBN: 1338268465
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Isabelle is one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters, who cut off their toes in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there is more to her story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de la Chance is about to offer her a choice and the opportunity to change her fate--there will be blood and danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph, and most of all the chance to find her true self.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    *Starred Review* I have known battle-hardened soldiers who could not do what you did, the grand vizier tells Isabelle de la Paumé after, on her mother's behest, she cuts off her toes so she can fit her foot into a glass slipper and win a prince's hand in marriage. He doesn't mean it as a compliment: She is unnatural. Unhinged. Dangerous. In the end, it is Isabelle's beautiful stepsister, Ella, who marries the prince, and Isabelle's remaining family is shunned. Ugly and disfigured Isabelle's destiny seems mapped and set. But elsewhere, Fate and Chance are at odds. Fate, a wily crone, and Chance, a mischievous young man, have wagered on Isabelle de la Paumé. Chance believes she can alter her sad future; Fate thinks it's better that she doesn't. When Isabelle is tasked with finding the pieces of her heart, she holds in her hands not only her own destiny but also the fates of many. Printz Honor Book author Donnelly offers up a stunningly focused story that rips into the heart of a familiar fairy tale. The gorgeous prose and the fairy tale themes have obvious appeal, but the real strengths here are the depth of character across the board; the examination of the cost of beauty in a world that reveres it; and Isabelle herself, a shattered but not unredeemable girl with a warrior's heart. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Donnelly's books are at the sweet spot—best-selling award winners—and as she tackles the always-popular Cinderella story, she'll have no trouble finding an audience. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of iA Northern Light/i, which was awarded a Printz Honor and a Carnegie Medal, iRevolution/i (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 iLost in a Book/i, which spent more than 20 weeks on the iNew York Times/i bestseller list. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

Subject: Cinderella (Tale) > Adaptations > Juvenile fiction.
Stepsisters > Juvenile fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Juvenile fiction.
Choice (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Women heroes > Juvenile fiction.
Characters in literature > Fiction.
Stepsisters > Fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Fiction.
Choice (Psychology) > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Beauty, Personal > Fiction.
Heroes > Fiction.
Choice (Psychology)
Cinderella (Tale)
Fate and fatalism.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Stepsisters.
Women heroes.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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