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Cinderella's Dress, #2
~Released: October 6th, 2015
~Publisher: Entangled Teen
~Length: 400 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy-tale Retelling
The war may be over, but Kate Allen’s life is still in upheaval. Not only has she discovered that Cinderella was real, but now she's been made Keeper of the Wardrobe, her sole responsibility to protect Cinderella’s magical dresses from the greed of the evil stepsisters’ modern descendants.
But Cinderella’s dresses are just the beginning. It turns out that the priceless glass slippers might actually exist, too, and they could hold the power to reunite lost loved ones like her father—missing in action since World War II ended. As Kate and her boyfriend, Johnny, embark on an adventure from New York to Italy and Poland in search of the mysterious slippers, they will be tested in ways they never imagined.
Because when you harness Cinderella's magic, danger and evil are sure to follow...
Cinderella's Dress, #1
~Released: June 3rd, 2014
~Length: 340 Pages
Being a teenager during World War II is tough. Finding out you're the next keeper of the real Cinderella's dress is even tougher.
Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella's dress, life gets complicated.
Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it's too late.
After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.
Shonna Slayton is the author of the YA novels Cinderella's Dress, (Summer 2014) and Cinderella's Shoes (Fall 2015) published by Entangled Teen. She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.
by Shonna Slayton
In high school, one of my prized possessions was a pair of mint green Chuck Taylor All Stars. To fully understand the uniqueness of these shoes you have to know that I lived in a small town (aka very few stores, and none of them selling Chucks.)
I don’t know when my obsession with these shoes started. Probably from an ad in a magazine! But I so wanted a pair.
I couldn’t buy them off the internet because back in the day...no internet! *gasp*
Finally, on an unexpected trip to Calgary, Alberta during spring break I found a store at the mall selling Chucks. It took all the money I had with me, but I bought those shoes (and a T-shirt saying “Get your Yucks in Chucks.”) Then a few weeks later, one of my friends took a trip to Vancouver, BC and came back with a peach pair.
Being the same shoe size, we swapped one shoe each and wore two different colored shoes—mint and peach—until the end of the school year.
My feet grew a half-size since then, but I kept the Chucks. They are in one last box of my belongings left at my parent’s house. I thought maybe my daughter might want to wear a pair of retro shoes one day.
Even if you aren’t the kind of person whose closet resembles a shoe store filled with high heels, chances are you have had a favorite or a memorable pair that made you feel special. Maybe a light-up pair of sneakers from when you were a kid, or your first heels, or even a pair of fuzzy slippers you wore until they were falling apart. If you have a pair like that, take a photo, or write a tribute and share using the hashtag #MyCinderellaShoes. It’ll be fun to see everyone’s favorites.
A paperback of Cinderella’s Dress and a CD of the Disney Cinderella (2015) Soundtrack
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