Miss Jennie at Ontario

jennie personal photoMeet Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch!

"Well, as you can probably tell by my classic and fractured fairy tale selections this month, my favorite fairy tale of all is Cinderella! What young girl doesn’t wish for a handsome prince to carry her away and live happily ever after! "

"Actually, it is a book series that I am most looking forward to reading this year, or at least start to read. Author Peter Lerangis has written a book series called The Seven Wonders. I am familiar with him as one of the authors of the 39 Clues series and am excited to read more by him. The Seven Wonders book series will have 7 books in it, but so far only 3 are out – with #4 coming out in March! Similar to the Percy Jackson book series, Seven Wonders takes an ordinary kid from today adds a long lost civilization and starts and exciting adventure! "

Join Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch!
Toddler Story Time, Tuesdays @ 11 AM
Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time, Tuesdays @ 1 PM
Baby Story Time, Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM for children 6 -24 months with caregivers


Miss Jennie would like to recommend these fairy tales!

The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
Recommended for ages 8 & up

The Rough-Face Girl is a Cinderella story from the Algonquin Indian tribe. Based in a village off the shores of Lake Ontario, this story features a poor father with 3 daughters. The two oldest daughters are beautiful on the outside, but are cruel and hard hearted on the inside, making their young sister, who was very kind hearted, sit and tend the fire – which burned, and scared her skin and singed her hair making her ugly.

All the women in the village wanted to marry the Invisible Being, but only the one who could see him would have the honor of marrying him. Though her sisters were more attractive than the rough Face Girl, their hearts were hard and cruel. Only the humble, kind hearted Rough Face girl was able to see the Invisible Being and become his bride.

 

Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson
Recommended for ages 5 & up

In this silly story Cinderella and her neighbor Cinder Edna are a lot alike. Both live with wicked stepmothers and mean siblings and have to work all day long. But unlike her famous neighbor, Cinder Edna doesn’t sit around feeling sorry for herself wishing for Fairy Godmothers! Edna is a strong, self-reliant, spunky and practical. Wearing her comfortable loafers to the ball and a dress she bought on layaway, Edna catches the eye of the Prince’s brother and lives happily ever after!

 

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