This was a beautiful rendition of a beloved fairytale. The more I read, the more captivated I was by the story. The bouts of humor caught me by surprised. I absolutely loved this. Twelve characters is a lot to juggle. A lot of the younger sisters just sort of blended together and there were maybe about four that stood out but those were distinct from one another which makes the balance between bad character-building and good sort of even.Heather Dixon's descriptions are lovely though. Beautiful, actually. Her writing is kind of made for books like this. I hope she writes more books like this, I'd totally pick it up.