This is a book about a young girl, whos father marries into a family that does not like her. The stepmother and her two daughters treat her very rotten. They make her do all the chores, and they wont let her go to the ball. Well one night when she was sitting at home, by herslef, (while her stepmother, and two stepsisters are at the ball) she gets a visit from her fairy godmother, the fairy godmother tells her that she could go to the ball, as long as she was back by 12:00 midnight. When she was at the ball, she met this handsome prince, and she fell in love with him, but it was time for her to leave, and as she was running out (because she didnt want to be late) she lost her glass slipper, so the prince had to go all over the village and try this slipper on all of the womens feet. The slipper fit Cinderella and they got married and lived happily ever after. I feel that this book teaches that in the end it doesnt pay off to be mean to people. The age level i would recommend this for would be about 8. I think this was a very good book.