The Staff and Friends of Cos Cob Library welcome back Cos Cob author, Sarah Darer Littman, who will discuss her new book Taming of the Shoe
. Sarah's books are well written, entertaining, and have significance in our modern world. Taming of the Shoe
is a follow-up to Charmed, I'm Sure
and is intended for readers in 3rd - 7th grades.
Books for purchase and author signing are available after the talk. All are welcome.
Arminita 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 Downy 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. Can people change their behavior? How do we gain the confidence to make dreams reality? … This untraditional fairy tale will inspire young fashionistas.” KIRKUS REVIEWS