- By Shirley Rousseau Murphy Alan Tiegreen

Silver Woven In My Hair

  • Title: Silver Woven In My Hair
  • Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Alan Tiegreen
  • ISBN: 9780689305580
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Silver Woven In My Hair Thursey is too strong willed to be intimidated by her stepsisters with their cruel taunts claiming that her father died a coward in the recent wars She defies them hiding the little books she makes t

    Thursey is too strong willed to be intimidated by her stepsisters with their cruel taunts claiming that her father died a coward in the recent wars She defies them, hiding the little books she makes that preserve a variety of Cinderella stories from around the world tales she hears from travelers on the high road who take shelter at the inn run by her stepmother She knoThursey is too strong willed to be intimidated by her stepsisters with their cruel taunts claiming that her father died a coward in the recent wars She defies them, hiding the little books she makes that preserve a variety of Cinderella stories from around the world tales she hears from travelers on the high road who take shelter at the inn run by her stepmother She knows the sisters would destroy the small, handmade books, for in their view, it is unnatural for a common girl to know how to read.But when the king s summer gala draws near and Thursey is, as usual, left at home, she takes charge of her own fate With help from a traveling monk and a friendly goatherd, she secretly prepares to attend the ball Does she have help, as well, from the ugly white mare whom she loves And will she gain than a rare evening of happiness, perhaps even the joy of new found love This vivid Cinderella retelling with a spunky and inventive heroine, set in a medieval European village, is a romance enjoyed by YA readers as well as younger ones Those who have been searching for it will be happy to know that it s back in print.

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    1. I looked for this book for maybe20 years. Really. I read it over and over until I think my school librarian was like, "OK, read something new now." And then we moved and I forgot the title, and it wasn't until I found a "Cinderella stories" list on (dun da da DUN) that I found it! So thank you to whomever added it to that list. I would say 3rd to 5th grade is about right for this book. Certainly there's nothing inappropriate in it, and it's just a lovely story. Vivid. The characters come to lif [...]

    2. I first found this lovely book on the library shelf when I was quite small and it will always be one of my favorites. I checked it out so many times! I'm so happy to have recently found a copy of it again :). It's a unique take on Cinderella, simple and perfect - the Cinderella character is an artist and writer who loves old stories. I particularly love the intertextual weaving of Cinderella tales throughout.

    3. An incredibly sweet, simple Cinderella adaptation. I wish I had this read this book when I was a child; I know it would have been a perpetual favorite. Ah well, no use crying over spilt milk—I’m grateful I’ve find it now!

    4. This is one of my several favorite retellings of Cinderella and related stories. It knocks down several myths at the same timech as, you can't have Cinderella without (literal) magic, without basing large sections of the story on "if the shoe fits" etc without helpless heroinesyou get the picture. But are any of those things really all that central to the plots of Cinderella stories anyway?Little secret for youny of the old traditional Cinderella tales and Cinderella-inspired tales had none of t [...]

    5. This is an amazing retelling of Cinderella. It is young adult. We are shown the hard times behind Cinderella's life. The constant chores, the raggedy clothes, the insults heaped on her dead father, and the struggle to make the family business of an inn stay afloat. Cinderella is kind, a hard worker, and a dreamer. When she meets a goat herd she thinks she can finally find love. And when a huge ball is announced to celebrate the Prince's birthday she wants more than anything to go. With some help [...]

    6. I read this book in a bookstore when I was 12, didn't buy it and have been on a quest to buy it ever since. Silver Woven in My Hair is a delightful take on a Cinderella tale. It's a little cliched and a little predictable, but what do you expect when it's based on a folk tale that everybody knows? Murphy does a good job livening up the story, though I wish she'd made the stepsisters a little more human.If your library still has this book, it's worth checking out. If it doesn't, good luck finding [...]

    7. November 2, 19891990 (November?)November 26, 1991July 29, 1992November 25, 1993: ThanksgivingMay 4, 1995July 11, 2001[September?] 2003

    8. A Cinderella story that includes allusions to many other traditional versions while creating one that's uniquely its own. I enjoyed it.

    9. Great story with a loose Cinderella theme. I love that there are other Cinderella stories interspersed in this book. Short book, but very cute!

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