The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story

I wanted to let you know about another commercial fishing-related book we’ve had in our baby and toddler collection since Eva was born.

The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story, written and illustrated by Mindy Dwyer, is a longtime favorite in our home.

As you’ve gathered from the title, the book is based on the Cinderella tale but with an awesome Southeast Alaska fishing twist!

Instead of going to a palace ball, Cinder longs to attend the Silver Salmon Festival on the mainland. The wicked step-mother tells Cinder she cannot go, as there are too many fish to clean at home. Instead of climbing into an elegant carriage, Cinder jumps into a skiff and drives herself to the Festival. And instead of a glass slipper, it’s an Xtra Tuff rubber boot she loses in her haste to get back to the island before dawn!

In the end, Cinder’s wicked step-brothers wind up cleaning salmon for long hours at a cannery, the wicked step-mother moves to the Lower 48, and Cinder’s new husband takes over his family’s fish biz.

It’s a great book with amazing illustrations; add it to your collection!

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