Radio station FM 100.3 kicked off a new story time, hosted by Rebecca Parker Cressman, as part of National Read A Story Day.
Monday’s story was “Fanny’s Dream.” The book was written by Utah author Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by her husband, Mark.
The book, as described by the publisher, is “an inventive take on the traditional Cinderella tale.” It features Fanny Agnes, a “sturdy farm girl” who believes she will marry a prince.
When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come. She puts on her best calico dress and goes out to the garden so that she’ll be ready when her fairy godmother arrives. As the seconds tick by, Fanny waits and waits. Finally, she hears a voice. It isn’t her fairy godmother-but it is someone who will change her life forever.
Story Time with Rebecca can be found on the FM100 Facebook page. It is presented in partnership with Utah’s Online Library.