Synopsis: Before Cinderella met her fairy godmother or dropped her glass slipper, she was a young girl, and this is her story. Ella, or Cinderella, as her parents fondly call her, is getting ready for a puppet-show contest when she meets an unexpected friend, Val. Val doesn’t have much, but she teaches Ella how to sew. In return, Ella shares her sewing materials with Val. On the big day, the girls both put on great shows. But who will win the grand prize?

Release Date: 3rd January 2017

Genres: Middle Grade, Disney, Disney Princess, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Friendship, Animals,

Pages: 128

Review: Another really sweet story in this series, I honestly adore this series and the more of them I read the more I love them.

In this story young Ella is so excited for her favourite event of the year in her small town, making puppets to enter into a puppet contest but hers aren’t quiet going right. Then she sees a girl steal from her but her father reminds her there is good in everyone and she befriends her, then together they create their puppets for the contest getting closer by the day.

Ella is such a sweet little girl, she’s written in such a precious way that makes her utterly adorable. I loved that she had her dreams and that her mother was already teaching her about the fairy godmother waiting for her, it’s so sweet. I adored getting to see her and her mother together.

I really enjoyed seeing her and Vals friendship grow throughout the story it was so nice seeing Ella did have a friend once upon a time and how close they were and how much kindness they showed to each other.

The story was a really great read and a good additional story in the world we already know for Cinderella. The illustrations were beautiful and always a great addition to these stories.


4 thoughts on “Cinderella Takes The Stage – MG Book Review

  1. Lovely review and this book sounds just too adorable and right up my alley! Princesses, magic, backstory/extra stories on when characters are younger. Will have to check these books out.

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    1. Thank you very much, these books are really adorable, i love them all so much. I have so far read and reviewed Belle, Jasmine & Aurora aswell as this Cinderella on and have Ariel up tomorrow I believe. They really are such a sweet book series and I do highly recommend them, it’s so creative and sweet seeing extra stories into their early lives. The others in the series are Anna, Elsa, Tiana, Anita, Pocahontas, Mulan, Moana & Snow White which will all be read and reviewed soon too.

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      1. You’re welcome! Ohh, I will need to check out your reviews. WP mail and reader don’t always show all the posts so I missed out on a few I think. Great to hear there are so many of them, hope they add more~ Cannot wait for your new reviews, hope you enjoy the books!

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      2. Yes I think the belle and jasmine ones are older from last year I believe. But the others are newer. Yes there are many and are so great, I hope they make more too so many more characters they can focus on.

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