Fanny's Dream

Paperback | June 23, 2003

byCaralyn Buehner, Mark BuehnerIllustratorCaralyn Buehner

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In this inventive take on the traditional Cinderella tale, Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl with a big dream. Someday, she believes, she will marry a prince. When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come. She puts on her best calico dress and goes out to the garden so that she'll be ready when her fairy godmother arrives. As the seconds tick by, Fanny waits and waits. Finally, she hears a voice. It isn't her fairy godmother-but it is someone who will change her life forever.

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In this inventive take on the traditional Cinderella tale, Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl with a big dream. Someday, she believes, she will marry a prince. When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come. She puts on her best calico dress and goes out to the garden so that she'll be re...

The husband-and-wife team behind the best-selling Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas, Carolyn and Mark Buehner are also the creators of the award-winning Fanny’s Dream. Upcoming collaborations include an original fairy tale about a lonely princess who decides to become a hairdresser. They live in Utah with their nine children....

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 23, 2003Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142500607

ISBN - 13:9780142500606

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful A moving story that reworks Cinderella into a much better moral, and really makes you think. I had a really interesting discussion during and after the story with my students, and the book stuck with me for days afterwards. And now I'm going to buy it!
Date published: 2010-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fanny's Dream This is definitely a read for all ages. What a beautiful story that details the true meaning of what love and giving is all about. If you're waiting for a knight in shining armor, this book will make you have second thoughts.
Date published: 2001-05-06

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"A truly wonderful mix of storytelling and art."-Booklist

"A delightful wedding of winsome story and ingenious illustrations; there is no more to be asked of a book." -Kirkus Reviews