One of the most popular children's books about Alaska, The Salmon Princess retells the classic Cinderella story through an Alaskan lens.
In this adaptation of the well-loved fairy tale, the father still has his head in the clouds and the stepmother is as mean as ever. But this story is set in the Last Frontier, and its details and imagery reflect Alaska's landscape and sensibility: the fairy godmother becomes an eagle spirit, the glass slipper a fisherwoman's boot. Evocative writing and colorful artwork distinguish this playful retelling of the classic. Here children learn about cultures and ways of life but happy endings are still the rule.
About the Author
Mindy Dwyer has written and illustrated several children's books, including Alaska’s Sleeping Beauty, Alaska’s Snow White and Her Seven Sled Dogs, and The Salmon Princess. She is the recipient of "Not Just For Kids Anymore Award" from the Children's Book Council, a National Parenting Publication Award, and a Young Readers Choice Award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she sees and admires crows and ravens from afar.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alaskan rendition of the traditional tale of Cinderella. Nice twist with artifacts, folklore, and information about the Alaskan salmon industry.