The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley ClimoThe Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo

The Irish Cinderlad

byShirley Climo

Paperback | February 15, 2000

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“A robust story of courage and danger” (Booklist). “A must for collectors of Cinderella variants” (Kirkus Reviews).

Folklorist Shirley Climo retells an age-old Irish tale that's an unusual twist on the popular Cinderella fairy tale. As says: "What would have happened if Cinderella were a man? How might the story be different? An old Irish folk tale provides one answer. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day."

Ever since he was a baby, Becan’s only worry has been his big feet—until his widowed father remarries. His new stepmother and her three daughters feed him crusts of bread and banish him to work in the fields. So Becan runs away.

With the help of his only friend, a magical bull, he defeats a giant, slays a dragon, and rescues a princess. But before she can thank him, Becan disappears, leaving behind him one of his enormous boots. The princess scours the kingdom for the owner of the giant boot. Will Becan’s feet give him away? And what will his fate be if they do?

"A must for collectors of Cinderella variants." (Kirkus Reviews)
Title:The Irish CinderladFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.08 inPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064435776

ISBN - 13:9780064435772

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


From Our Editors

Who can blame Becan from running away? At first, Becan's only worry was his huge feet — until one day, when his father remarries and his mean stepmother sends him away to work in the fields. Things look grim until, with the help of a magic bull, Becan defeats a giant, slays a dragon and rescues a princess. The rescued princess is very grateful and wishes to thank him — but Becan's gone! She finds hope, however, when she finds the enormous boots he's left behind. Will she catch up with the shy, big-footed hero? Enhanced with Loretta Krupinski's fabulous paintings, Shirley Climo brings readers an enchanting story in The Irish Cinderlad.

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"A must for collectors of Cinderella variants." (Kirkus Reviews)