Cinderella...or The Little Glass Slipper
There is perhaps no better loved, no more universal story than CINDERELLA. Almost every country in the world has a version of it, but the favorite of story-tellers is the French version by Charles Perrault.
This translation is excellent for storytelling and also reading aloud. Marcia Brown's illustrations are full of magic and enchan...more
Magistrale la regia delle tavole: valga come esempio la scena in cui le sorellastre salgono sull'auto che le porterà alla festa, scena inquadrata (letteralmente) dalla finestra della soffita in cui Cenerentola è relegata.
sia detto una volta per tutte, non è vero che i piedi femminili so...more
Description: This is an English translation of the 1697 version of Cinderella. This is the version that is most well-known in America and Europe.
Review: The Cinderella story was first told in ancient Greece. Since then, manifestations have cropped up in cultures all over the globe. Some involve the bones of benevolent spirits, w...more
Cinderella or Little Glass Slipper By: Charles Perrault
This book is truly a fairy tale. Either I forgot many things about this tale or it’s a remake. Cinderella had another name which was Cinderseat. She got this name because when she wasn’t slaving behind her stepsisters she sat in the corner of her chimney in the ashes. The younger stepsister actually gave her the name Cinderella.
The stepsisters, stepmother and surprisingly her father were mean to her. Her Fairy Godmother told her t...more
I thought her (or Perrault's, I'm not sure) justification for Cinderella not asking her father for help when the evil step gang are making her life a misery was a mistake. He 'would not have believed her, for he was totally un...more
Author: Charles Perrault
Star Rating: ****
A classic fairy tale about a young girl named Cinderella who lives with her father and two step sisters. She is treated very unfairly by her two step sisters, they make her do all the house work and are very unkind towards her. When Cinderella is not allowed go to the Ball her fairy Godmother says she shall go but must leave by midnight as the spell will break. Cinderella goes off happily to the ball and meets a young,...more
I thought that this book was strange because I was so used to the mother being dead in the beginging or that the step mother didn’t play games and just told her no when...more
Marcia Brown has indeed created many children’s books throughout her life. Imagine my surprise and excitement when...more
Cinderella’s mother is not given much thought but her father takes a second wife and soon Cinderella falls victim to the nasty behavior of a stepmother and two stepsisters. They take her belongings and leave her with nothing but the cinders near the chimney. The King holds a ball and while she is forbidden to go, Ci...more
Everyone knows the story of Cinderella so I'll spare the synopsis. This is the familiar (and very PG) version by Charles Perrault. Truthfully, I thought the text in this version was a little dull and wooden. I could be kind and say that it's because I've read this story multiple times and in a variety of incarnations, but that's usually not a problem for me. Errol LeCain's illustrations are the real standout here. His art has such a strange, sur...more
What I noticed about the story was that it was closely related to Walt Disney’s...more
It looks like Marcia Brown used ink, chalk(?), and maybe color pencil to create these drawings.
The drawings in this story are similar to the ones in the original version of Many Moons, another Caldecott winner, and I'm not a big fan of the style. The ink suggests outlines and the colors sort of go all over the place. Some of the pictures are stunning, and others just look messy to me.
Gotta love Perrault's Cinderella, though. A classic fairy tale. I've got a copy of the...more
Point of View: narrator
Setting: At her house and at the ball
Plot: Cinderella lives with her wicked step sister and step mother who make her clean and never let her dress up and go out. Cinderella has low self esteem but she loves the animals around her. One day her fairy godmother grants her a wish to go to the ball. On the way home she drops her glass slipper which the prince finds. The prince fell in love with her and wants to see her...more
Brown continues to paint in her studio in California, now focusing on Chinese art instead...more