By Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Scholastic, $5.99, 183 pages
“If it ain’t broke” need not apply to this stunning reinvention of classic fairy tales! What is old is new again in the Grimmtastic Girls series, and these iconic characters take on delightful new life that will surely entertain.
The adventurous story of Cinderella Stays Late takes leading fairytale ladies who save the day and become their own heroes. Several childhood favorites are paid tribute to including Mother Goose, Lewis Carroll, and Hans Christian Andersen.
Cinda’s debut at the Grimm Academy goes terribly wrong when her evil stepsisters do everything in their power to make sure Cinda is a social outcast. Thankfully, Cinda has a small group of friends who stand by her side and help ward off evil – specifically, the E.V.I.L. society based at the Academy.
Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams have already delighted readers with the Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training series, and this latest collection will become a quick classic. Full of rhyming codes, twisting stairs and riddles, the first installment in the Grimmtastic Girls series is sure to please young readers and adults alike. The book is divided into seventeen digestible, but action-packed chapters.
Reviewed by Lori A. May