Interstellar Cinderella / by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Meg Hunt.

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      Summary: In this outer space adaptation of the fairy tale in rhyme, Cinderella dreams of becoming a spaceship mechanic.
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      UNDERWOOD, D.; HUNT, M. Interstellar Cinderella. [s. l.]: Chronicle Books, 2015. ISBN 9781452125329. Disponível em: Acesso em: 1 abr. 2020.
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      Underwood D, Hunt M. Interstellar Cinderella. Chronicle Books; 2015. Accessed April 1, 2020.
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      Underwood, D., & Hunt, M. (2015). Interstellar Cinderella. Chronicle Books.
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      Underwood, Deborah, and Meg Hunt. 2015. Interstellar Cinderella. Chronicle Books.
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      Underwood, D. and Hunt, M. (2015) Interstellar Cinderella. Chronicle Books. Available at: (Accessed: 1 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Underwood, D & Hunt, M 2015, Interstellar Cinderella, Chronicle Books, viewed 1 April 2020, .
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      Underwood, Deborah, and Meg Hunt. Interstellar Cinderella. Chronicle Books, 2015. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Underwood, Deborah, and Meg Hunt. Interstellar Cinderella. Chronicle Books, 2015.
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      Underwood D, Hunt M. Interstellar Cinderella [Internet]. Chronicle Books; 2015 [cited 2020 Apr 1]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 June #1

*Starred Review* In lilting, bouncy quatrains, this galactic take on Cinderella casts the put-upon daughter as an aspiring spaceship engineer. The prince's royal space parade is finally here, but Cinderella's evil stepmother and stepsisters take her prized tools and abandon her on a planetoid. Luckily, her fairy godrobot arrives just in time to give her brand-new tools, a sparkly—but practical!—spacesuit, and a powergem to fuel her ship, though it will only last till midnight. Off to the space parade flies pink-haired Cinderella, but when she arrives, she finds the prince's ship is aflame. She impresses the young royal with her engineering expertise but flees at midnight, leaving her sonic socket wrench behind. When he finally finds her, the smitten prince proposes, but Cinderella demurs, "I'm far too young for marriage / but I'll be your chief mechanic!" Underwood's jaunty lines and girl-power take on the classic tale is a perfect match for Hunt's jewel-toned illustrations. Layered swaths of rich, saturated color amid swooping lines and dynamic shapes cultivate a lively interspace atmosphere, and the figures, looking something like a more expressionistic, swirly version of The Jetsons, give the whole package a playfully retro-futurist look. A joy to read aloud, this cheery tale is an empowering paean to following dreams, whatever they may be. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring

A pink-haired Cinderella dreams "of fixing fancy rockets," but she's stranded on her planetoid repairing "robot dishwashers and zoombrooms" while her stepfamily attends the Royal Space Parade...that is, until her fairy godrobot arrives. This clever rhyming retelling focuses on what Cinderella can do, not what she can wear. Mixed-media illustrations incorporate muted pinks, purples, and greens for a zippy sci-fi feel.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2015 #4

"Once upon a planetoid, / amid her tools and sprockets, / a girl named Cinderella dreamed / of fixing fancy rockets," but this wide-eyed, pink-haired Cinderella is relegated to repairing "robot dishwashers and zoombrooms." She's stranded on her planetoid while her stepfamily zooms off to attend the prince's Royal Space Parade…until her fairy godrobot arrives with tools Cinderella can use to fix her broken rocket, plus a jeweled space suit and a "power gem" that will fuel the ship until midnight. That's enough time for Cinderella to fix the prince's spaceship and float with him at the Gravity-Free Ball but, true to the source material, not enough time for them to exchange contact information. The prince searches for a girl who can fix a spaceship (Cinderella has left her sonic socket wrench behind); once found, Cinderella tells him she's too young for marriage but will happily be his chief mechanic. Cinder (rev. 1/12) for a younger set, this retelling focuses on what Cinderella can do, not what she can wear. (Glass slippers, after all, wouldn't be practical in space.) Though the meter occasionally falters, Underwood finds clever ways to tell a celestial tale within a rhyming text. Hunt's illustrations -- using gouache, brush and ink, graphite, rubylith, and digital process -- incorporate muted pinks, purples, and greens to give the setting a zippy sci-fi feel. shoshana fla Copyright 2014 Horn Book Magazine.

PW Reviews 2015 April #1

Like Cinder for the picture-book crowd, this futuristic take on Cinderella recasts the heroine as a skilled mechanic, one who studies rocket-ship repair late into the night. With her wide eyes, pink hair, and work goggles, Hunt's Cinderella looks like she's stepped out of a contemporary indie webcomic, and her extraterrestrial world hints at mid-century illustration influences. Writing in playful, clever rhymes, Underwood (The Quiet Book) gives this Cinderella welcome agency and independence. Yes, her fairy godrobot (who resembles a stylish update of Rosie from The Jetsons) hooks her up with an atomic blue space suit, but it's up to Cinderella to fix the ship that she pilots to the Royal Space Parade. Cinderella and the prince bond after she repairs his ship (their budding friendship isn't just interplanetary but interracial, too), and when he asks her to be his bride, "She thought this over carefully./ Her family watched in panic./ ‘I'm far too young for marriage,/ but I'll be your chief mechanic!'?" It's another strong showing from Underwood, and a notable debut for Hunt. Ages 3–5. Author's agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Illustrator's agency: Scott Hull Associates. (May)

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