Publication Date: September 29, 2020
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Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3
Catalog Copy: Before the Story is an exciting, illustrated chapter book series that features your favorite Disney heroines on fun adventures as young girls.
Before Cinderella dropped her glass slipper . . . she was a girl ready to create!
Ella, or Cinderella, as her parents fondly call her, is getting ready for a puppet-show contest when she meets an unexpected friend, Val. Val doesn’t have much, but she teaches Ella how to sew. In return, Ella shares her sewing materials with Val. On the big day, the girls both put on great shows. But who will win the grand prize?
Newly independent readers ages 5-8 will love this new illustrated chapter book based on Disney's Cinderella. This Before the Story chapter book brings the childhood of one of Disney’s most iconic characters to life in a tale of creativity, unlikely friendships, and being true to yourself.
Read all the Before the Story books!Mulan's Secret Plan Elsa's Icy RescueAnna Finds a FriendPocahontas Leads the Way...and more books on the way!
Author Bio: Tessa Roehl has written several books for young people, including Cinderella Takes the Stage, Belle’s Discovery, Tiana’s Best Surprise, and Aurora Plays the Part. Originally from Oregon, she’s now happy to call Los Angeles her home, where she resides with her dog, Milo. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and moonlights in the film and television industry.
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Key Selling Points
Before the Story is an adorable, illustrated chapter book series that features beloved female Disney characters going on fun adventures as young girls.
ANNIVERSARY TIMING: Publishing within the anniversary window, this book will be perfectly primed to showcase Cinderella for her 70th.
RELATABLE PRINCESS: Highlighting key themes like friendship and creativity, this addition to the Before the Story chapter book line makes Cinderella relatable to a modern audience.
VISUAL LITERACY: With adorable illustrations throughout, this book follows the trend of using art to engage early chapter book readers.
EXTENDING THE STORY: All the Before the Story chapter books allow readers to explore the worlds of their favorite Disney films with characters their age.
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