If I could give this book more than 5 stars- I would. This is a southern twist on the classic tale "Cinderella". Bubba is a ranch hand on his step fathers farm and the stepfather and 2 evil step brothers torment Bubba to no end. Bubba wants to go to the ball to meet "Miz" Lurleen (who bears a striking resemblance to Dolly Parton) but is not able to thanks to his step family. Bubba is devastated and rides out into the field to tend to the cows when all of a sudden his Fairy God Cow appears to rescue him and make sure that he makes it to that ball. Miz Lurleen and Bubba hit it off but in his rush to get home before midnight he loses his cowboy boot. Miz Lurleen searches the kingdom for the owner of that boot and eventually reunites with bubba and they ride off in the sunset to live happily ever after. This is a wonderful story to use in a fairytale unit. I would have my students create a t chart to compare and contrast the original Cinderella story to this one.
Lexile Measurement: AD620L