Age > 5
Maddalena Gerli is a freelance illustrator currently living in Milan. She graduated in 2008 at the European Institute of Design (IED), where she actually works. She has been awarded with national and international prizes among which the Italian Illustration Award in 2007. She has published for Einaudi Editore, ZOOlibri, Terre di mezzo, Walt Disney and many more.
Cats, among children’s favourite aimals,are the heroes in this fairy tale, vaguely inspired by the Grimm Brothers' Cinderella. Long ago Kitterella lived happily with her mother and father in a far away kingdom. When her mother died. Cinderella's father remarried with a cold, cruel woman who had two daughters. When in turn he died, Cinderella's wicked stepmother turned her into a servant in her own house. Meanwhile, the King determined that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and provide him with a suitable number of grandchildren. So the King invited every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son would be able to choose his bride. Cinderella had no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice and the birds lent a hand in making her one, a dress that her evil stepsisters tore apart on the ball evening. At this point, the Fairy Queen, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the midnight stroke, the glass slipper get in the game and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale history.