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.
"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)