The Queen invites young women to the castle to meet the Prince, but his thoughts are always with Cinderella. He asks his father about the family who lives at the edge of the woods. The King relates much the same story we are familiar with, about Cinderella and her two stepsisters.
A gala ball is planned and all eligible women are invited. This is where the plot changes. Prince Stephen takes a walk to escape the unwelcome advances of the stepsisters, and he finds Cinderella hiding in the bushes. She was unable to attend because she did not have the proper clothing. The Prince and Cinderella talk and enjoy each others company until the partygoers are leaving. Cinderella rushes home and the Prince finds a glass slipper, but it is not Cinderella's. It was left behind by one of the sisters. When the Prince returns the slipper to the stepsister he invites Cinderella to accompany him for a ride along the creek. To the sisters' chagrin the two of them ride off into the sunset.
Beautifully illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba, your child will enjoy the cute, mischievous mice playing on each page. The tale of Cinderella through the eyes of the Prince in diary form is a new spin on this old classic fairy tale.