Taming of the Shoe
Published by: Aladdin
Release Date: 08/27/2019
Ariminta Robicheaux—Cinderella’s daughter—discovers that the best way to happily ever after is doing what you can to make your own fairy tale come true in this enchanting follow-up to Charmed, I’m Sure that’s perfect for fans of The Descendants!
Ariminta Robicheaux is convinced her parents are out to ruin her life. Not only did they move Minty to New York City right before the school year started, but her mom’s late-night infomercials for a variety of cleaning products follow Minty wherever she goes. Oh, and did she mention that her mother happens to be Ella Robicheaux—a.k.a. Cinderella?
And Minty’s eccentric aunties—who may or may not have made Ella clean and wait on them while growing up—decide to cast Minty’s entire class in their new commercial for their “Comfortably Ever After” shoe line, complete with raps that make Minty want to run far, far away.
But Minty’s new friend has a perfect distraction; the boy-band mega-star Theo Downey who is staying in town for a series of concerts. If Minty can find a way to get her shoe designs in front of Theo, maybe she can get tickets to the sold-out show. Of course, things don’t go according to plan, and Minty ends up leaving a big clue behind…
Like mother, like daughter!
“Cheeky, over-the-top riffs on the familiar tales make this a breezy read with deeper messages that are easily absorbed. Were the evil stepsisters ill-advised and groomed for bad behavior by their own mother? Can people change their behavior? How do we gain the confidence to make dreams reality? … This untraditional fairy tale will inspire young fashionistas.”