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The Irish Cinderlad

By Shirley Climo

A hero's feats?

Ever since he was a baby, Becan's only worry has been his big feet--until his widowed father remarries.  His new stepmothr and her three daughters feed him crusts of bread and banish him to work in the fields.  So Becan runs away.

With the help of his only friend, a magical bull, he defeats a giant, slays a dragon, and rescues a princess.  But before she can thank him, Becan disappears, leaving behind him one of his enormous boots.  The princess scours the kingdom for the owner of the giant boot.  Will Becan's feet give him away?  And what will his fate be if they do?

 

Folklorist Shirley Climo retells an age-old Irish tale that is an unusual twist on the popular Cinderella story. Just like his female counterpart, Becan has a mean stepmother and stepsisters. Unlike Cinderella, Becan has large feet and a magical bull for a fairy godmother. He defeats a sword-swinging giant, slays a fire-breathing dragon, and rescues a princess. But before the princess can thank him, he runs off, leaving her with only an enormous boot to aid her in the search for her rescuer. And, as in all Cinderella stories, true love prevails.

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ISBN

0060243961


Format: Book
Author: Climo, Shirley
Summary: Becan, a poor boy belittled by his stepmother and stepsisters, rescues a princess in distress after meeting a magical bull.
Title: The Irish Cinderlad / by Shirley Climo ; illustrated by Loretta Krupinski.
Publisher Date: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1996.
Subject: Fairy tales Folklore -- Ireland -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 0060243961 006024397X (lib. bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: 398.2 Cli
Oclc: 31331584
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Bib Id: 103211

Format: Book
Author: Climo, Shirley
Summary: Becan, a poor boy belittled by his stepmother and stepsisters, rescues a princess in distress after meeting a magical bull.
Title: The Irish Cinderlad / by Shirley Climo ; illustrated by Loretta Krupinski.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1996.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Fairy tales
Subjects: Folklore -- Ireland -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Krupinski, Loretta
LCCN: 94037545
ISBN: 0060243961
ISBN: 006024397X (lib. bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: 398.2 Cli