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Confessions of an ugly stepsister, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Bill Sanderson

Label
Confessions of an ugly stepsister
Title
Confessions of an ugly stepsister
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Bill Sanderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale. We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty ... and what curses accompanied Cinderella's exquisite looks? Set against the rich backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, burning all memories of her past, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household--and the treacherous truth of her former life. Far more than a mere fairy-tale, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel of beauty and betrayal, illusion and understanding, reminding us that deception can be unearthed--and love unveiled--in the most unexpected of places
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
PS3563.A3535
LC item number
C66 1999
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Label
Confessions of an ugly stepsister, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Bill Sanderson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/00059085.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Stories painted on porcelain -- Obscure child -- Marketplace -- Stories told through windows -- Looking -- Meadow -- Sitting for Schoonmaker -- Girl with wildflowers -- Half a door -- Van den Meer's household -- Imp-riddled house -- Small room of outside -- Small oils -- Masterpiece -- Rue, sage, thyme, and temper -- Reception -- Virginal -- Simples -- Girl of ashes -- Flowers for the dead -- Plague and quarantine -- Nowhere windmill -- Invitations -- Fair light on a full table -- wind and tide -- Girl of ashes -- Finery -- Spine and chamber -- Collapses -- Gallery of God's mistakes -- Campaigns -- Gallery of God's mistakes -- Cinderella -- Van Stolk and van Antum -- Night before the ball -- Changeling -- Small magic -- Tulip and turnips -- Ball -- Medici ball -- Clarissa of Aragon -- Midnight -- Most unholy night -- Second slipper -- Epilogue: Stories written in oils
Control code
ocm44681757
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Paperback ; 1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 368 p.
Isbn
9780060987527
Lccn
00059085
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o44681757
Label
Confessions of an ugly stepsister, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Bill Sanderson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/00059085.html
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Stories painted on porcelain -- Obscure child -- Marketplace -- Stories told through windows -- Looking -- Meadow -- Sitting for Schoonmaker -- Girl with wildflowers -- Half a door -- Van den Meer's household -- Imp-riddled house -- Small room of outside -- Small oils -- Masterpiece -- Rue, sage, thyme, and temper -- Reception -- Virginal -- Simples -- Girl of ashes -- Flowers for the dead -- Plague and quarantine -- Nowhere windmill -- Invitations -- Fair light on a full table -- wind and tide -- Girl of ashes -- Finery -- Spine and chamber -- Collapses -- Gallery of God's mistakes -- Campaigns -- Gallery of God's mistakes -- Cinderella -- Van Stolk and van Antum -- Night before the ball -- Changeling -- Small magic -- Tulip and turnips -- Ball -- Medici ball -- Clarissa of Aragon -- Midnight -- Most unholy night -- Second slipper -- Epilogue: Stories written in oils
Control code
ocm44681757
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Paperback ; 1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 368 p.
Isbn
9780060987527
Lccn
00059085
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o44681757

Library Locations

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