The Orphan: A Cinderella Story From Greece by Anthony Manna, Christodoula Mitakidou and Giselle Potter (Illustrator)
If you’re looking for an alternate version of this classic fairytale, maybe one that’s a little heavier on the girl power, look no further than this extended picture book drawing on Greek versions of the Cinderella mythology. The drawings are minimal but charming and well-executed. This telling of Cinderella relies on the Universe, some words of wisdom from a dead mother, and Cinderella’s own resourceful self for deliverance without waiting for the prince to save her and improve her circumstances. That a girl! Recommended.