Author(s): Cecile Becq
Cinderella's stepsisters force her to chop, cook, lug and scrub all day long, and make her sleep on the kitchen floor. But the forlorn Cinderella is not all alone. With the help of some winged friends, she finally gets everything she wishes for, plus a little bit more ...Cinderella is perhaps the most famous fairy-tale ever told, and the story of a poor girl who wins the heart of a prince is as enchanting today as it was hundreds of years ago. This down-to-earth retelling, along with Cecile Becq's enchanting illustrations, will ensure Cinderella wins the hearts of a whole new generation of readers for many years to come.
Cecile Becq was born in 1979 in Frejus, France. She studied fine art in Provence and Lyon, and has now settled in Grenoble to do what she has always wanted to do: write and illustrate books for children. Her first book was published in 2007. She is illustrating Puss in Boots and Cinderella for the Once Upon a Timeless Tale series for Little Hare. Cecile is also an exhibiting fine-arts practitioner. Margrete Lamond began her trade-publishing career at Scholastic Press in 2002, where she built an award-winning list. Publisher at Little Hare Books/Hardie Grant Egmont since 2006, Margrete's focus is quality picture-books, for which her internationally acclaimed authors and illustrators continue to win awards. Margrete is also a published author, most notably of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein,Tatterhood and Other Feisty Folktales, the Once Upon a Timeless Tale series and, most recently, a re-imagined Nutcracker. Margrete's special interests include visual literacy, emotion in illustration, and evolutionary approaches to the aesthetics of picture-book illustration.