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.
Mindy Dwyer is also the author and illustrator of Quilt of Dreams. Her artwork can be seen in numerous publications and in galleries across the United States. She lived in Alaska for many years. She now lives in Saugerties, NY.