Cinda Meets Ella (Fairly Queer Tales #2)

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Cinda Meets Ella (Fairly Queer Tales #2)

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In this western-style twist on Cinderella and follow up to Mighty Red Riding Hood, Cinda finds a partner in nonbinary Ella at a high-stakes rodeo-style contest!

Cinda sure loves a good adventure...but her life’s been nothing but miserable since awful Aunt Hildy and her boys tromped in and took over. So when a mysterious Rider calls a roping-and-riding contest at the Rancho Del Reina, she sure as heck’s gotta enter. That cash prize’ll buy back her freedom! Can she giddyap and grab the gold—and Ella Del Reina's attention—before sundown?

Told in Wallace West's distinctive, chuckle-inducing read-aloud style bursting with southwestern flair, here is a story that shows readers a different but equally satisfying kind of happily ever after.

Wallace West is the author of the first Fairly Queer Tale, Mighty Red Riding Hood, which School Library Journal described as “a classic in the making, for all fairy-tale shelves, and sure to be a read-aloud favorite.” A Texas native now rooted in the Northeast, he spends the rest of his time in faraway places and has more than once galloped on horseback through the woods of Normandy. Wallace says he wrote these Fairly Queer Tales because “I want to show non-genderconforming kids that being queer is an exciting and empowering kind of different, and that happily-ever-after feels the same—even if it doesn't look the same—for everyone.” He invites you to see more of his work at

ISBN: 9780316628372

ISBN-10: 9780316628372

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 05/16/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/16/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 40

Language: English


Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore

Juvenile Fiction / LGBTQ+

Juvenile Fiction / Westerns

Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes

Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Farm Animals