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""Illustrations featuring mix of styles in both clothing and architecture set the story in an imaginary yet vaguely familiar landscape, lit by a dreamlike haze. The smoothly told story...contains the familiar details and a happy ending in which Cinderella forgives her stepfamily."" (The Horn Book Club)This satisfying tale never grows old. Koopman's illustrations are jewel-...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Northsouth (first published January 1st 1865)
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I read this classic fairy tales in the Classics of Children’s Literature (6th Edition) by John W. Griffith and Charles H. Frey. Published by Pearson in Upper Saddle River, NJ in 2005.

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
This is the French version of the classic story of the young girl who is maltreated by her mean stepmother and stepsisters, but the French version. Cinderella received this name from her stepsister since she always liked to sit next to the chimney in the ashes. It was Cinderella that “scoured the pots and scrubbed the stairs.” Cinderella was a beautiful child, but she was unfortunate. One night the prince was having a ball. Cinderella did all she could to help her sisters prepare for the ball. A...more
Jaclyn Giordano
“Heavens above, how lovely she is!” Cinderella, by Charles Perrault, is a picture book intended for readers in preschool through grade 3. I gave it five stars. Cinderella, named this because she slept in the ashes of the kitchen fire for warmth, is a unknown peasant girl who cooks, cleans, and obeys the orders of her stepmother and two stepsisters. Her magical fairy godmother sends her to the ball of the prince, dressed in magnificent gowns. The prince immediately falls in love with Cinderella...more
In Charles Perralult’s version of Cinderella, the author tells an Italian version of this classic. The pictures, however, are set in 1920s London. The story-line is very similar to the American version. Cinderella has to move in with her father’s new wife and daughters who treat her as a servant. Cinderella does not tell her father how they treat her because she thinks that he would believe his new wife over her. When the King’s son gave a ball both of the stepsisters made Cinderella help them...more
NS-Christine Johnson
This is the classic Cinderella story that begins when Cinderella's mother dies and her father remarries. Cinderella gets a new stepmother and two stepsisters that keep her busy with chores and treat her very poorly. When the stepsisters head to the prince's ball, Cinderella is very sad. She is surprised when her fairy godmother appears and turns four mice into white horses! Her fairy godmother prepares everything for Cinderlla to attend the ball, and tells her only to be back before the clock st...more
Thought I'd better read the Perrault version of Cinderella for my Fairy-Tale-Binge-Period... as far as is possible, as I'd struggle with the french. This translation by Anthea Bell (who is famous for translating Asterix and the Nicholas books into english) was pretty good.

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
Terri Cullen
Name of book: Cinderella
Author: Charles Perrault
Star Rating: ****
Plot Summary:
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
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Roberto Innocenti, ospite d'onore della trentesima edizione di le immagini della fantasia*, illustra la classica fiaba di Charles Perrault come fosse ambientata nei Roaring Twenties di F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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
Alec Porter
This version of Cinderella by Charles Perrault would be a fantastic book to read as a read aloud in a 5th grade classroom. While the language may be construed as a bit complex, this offers teachers an opportunity to help students expand their vocabulary. For instance, the word "garret" is used to describe where cinderella slept. A garret is basically a small attic. The book provides very beautiful and detailed illustrations to go along with the story so that children can have a visual representa...more
Amanda Wheet
Alright, so now we've got both editions on this list. And who wins? I'm going with Perrault here, mostly because I don't really like gore.

This to me is the more classic version of Cinderella - glass slipper, fairy godmother, midnight, etc. But is that only because I grew up spoon fed Disney?

Cinderella is my favorite fairy tale, and my favorite Disney movie. So, I give the edge to this. Having read both versions, I simply still prefer happy endings and Cinderella being as sweet as pie (what a ni...more
I suspect my Mum bought this for me when I was young, as she loved fairy tales and seemed to think I should too. I didn't enjoy fairy stories nearly as much as she did, but I re-read this small volume numerous times, so it deserves three stars.
This review is of the version illustrated by Diane Goode -
There are two pages of illustrations I really enjoyed - one showed the transformation of mice to horses, and the other of lizards to footmen.
Donald White
Ah, the allure of the fairy tale! And one in particular has appealed to both young and old the world over. The story of Cinderella has been told many times and in different ways. Basically, it is the tale of a girl who experiences tragedy. She is taken from a comfortable standard of living to a miserable one, usually by the coldness of new family members and their jealousy over her beauty. Through the help of others, both mundane and magical, she is able to gain the attention of royalty or those...more
Dennis Butler
I stumbled upon this when I was looking for things to read to my grandchildren who will be visiting me soon. Like most children, there is almost nothing they love more than sitting next to an adult on the couch and looking at the pages while the adult reads a children’s story to them. So what a perfect find this book was.

It is an amazing undertaking. For the publisher to seek out what is probably every version of the Cinderella story and then compile it into one perfectly formatted and beautifu...more
انا بفر كدهون فى الكتب اللى ع اللاب اللى منزلاها ومقريتهاش
لقيت قصة سندريلاا

بصراحة تاخد خمس نجوم لأنها بالنسبة لنا أكبر من مجرد قصة أد ما هى مرتبطة
بطفولتنا ..وأد إيه كانت سندريللا كانت أسطورة بالنسبة لنا وكلنا كان نفسنا نبقى سندريللا الجميلة اللى تزوجت من الأمير وبقت برنسييسة

دلوقتى وانا بقراها كنت بضحك من نفسى وانا صغيرة
كنا بناخد الحاجات زى ما هى كده لا بنحلل ولا بننقد

لقيت نفسى وانا بقراها دلوقتى عماله أسأل أسئلة وجودية فظيعة مثلا من نوعية

هو الأمير ساذج للدرجة دى يعنى !
يدور على صاحبة الحذاء...more
Anna  Matsuyama
Золушка the illustrations by Рейпольский are beautiful however the adaption is awful.

Was Cinderella's real name Mary Stu?

In this version Cinderella is so good that she isn't angry at her sisters when they bully her. When she marries the prince she takes her sisters with her and finds good (read wealthy) husbands for them but forgets her father and stepmother.

She works as a servant slave and wears rags yet she fears her father wouldn't believe that her stepmother treats her wrong. So she doesn't say...more
Claire Longfellow
This story is an all time classic and one of the best known love stories in children's history. It is a story about hard work and true love and teaches us to make the best of any situation. Even though she is a princess, she does not lead the ideal fairytale life. Through out the story, we learn that even a princess can go through hard times and have to make sacrifices. Even though she has mean step-sisters and has to clean the floors and wait on her step-mom hand and foot, she makes the best of...more
Heather Mcgrath

In this version of Cinderella, it has a very child friendly view. Cinderella is left to be raised by her step mom, along with her two step sisters. They never treat Cinderella very well, she is always expected to help her step sisters. She is expected to clean the house and lives in filth with mice as friends. When all of the girls in the kingdom are invited to the palace to meet the prince, Cinderella is told she can’t go. She finds she has a fairy god-mother who is happy to help her go...more
Veronica Smith
This is the story of Cinderella that we have all come to know and love. It shows how hard it was for Cinderella when her father remarried because he never stopped his new wife and her evil daughters. I love that this story still ends the way we have always known with Cinderella getting her prince and they live happily ever after!
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
A fairy tale that talks about a young girl called Cinderella who lives with her father, stepmother and two step sisters. Cinderella had another name which was Cinderseat. She is treated unfairly by her two step sisters and her stepmother, they let her to do the house work and they are very aggressive towards her, but on the other hand they were mean to her and she respect them. The King had a ball for two days to help his son find his princess. Cinderella is not allowed to go to the ball, so her...more
Jacqueline Campos
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Nicole Gonzalez
Cinderella life is left to be care for by her cruel Stepmother who treats her as a personal servant to her and her two daughters. Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother magically appears in front of Cinderella inn her desperate time of need and changes her life for the better. This is a well-designed interactive story that allows children to follow the story-line through its beautiful features and transitions to the next page.

What I noticed about the story was that it was closely related to Walt Disney’s...more
Marsha Earl
Fairy Tale
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 do remember the Disney movie of my childhood for Cinderella. I watched it just last week on cable. It has some of my favorite songs. Let's not go into the anti feminist stuff. Anyway this was much different and less child friendly. Not bad different just not the Disney happy, happy,version I am used to. I liked the story very much, but I was a very high string kid and this original story would have freaked me out badly. So my recommendation is for adults and not so squeamish children.
Lindsay Balcar
This story falls under folklore and is intended for nursery and primary readers. It is the story of a daughter who's fathr marries a woman with two step children who treat her like hired help and her father does nothing to stop them. Her fairy godmother steps in and she wins the heart of the prince to live happily ever after. This is a good moral story for children that you should treat people as you want to be treated. That in the end the step sisters realize how horrible they have been to Cind...more
Chris Murray
Every child should be familiar with the story of Cinderella, and there are many versions from which to choose. This one by Marcia Brown has been translated from the French version by Charles Perrault, and tells the story that is most familiar to us, including the stepsisters, the fairy godmother and the glass slipper. The book was written and illustrated in 1954, and is starting to show its age, but the drawings are still lovely and sweet and the text is more descriptive than most, e.g., “Cinder...more
Adam Clavey
This book is about a girl who's father remarries an evil woman and brings along her equally as wicked daughters. Cinderella slaves all day doing chores while her step-sisters relax. The step-sisters go to a ball while cinderella is left home. She is visited by her fair godmother and given a dress and a ride to the ball. The price falls in love with cinderella but she must be back by curfew. She looses her shoe on the way out and it is the only way to tell who the beautiful mysterious princes is....more
Laura Metts
Cinderella is a great family story. It has great illustrations and very detailed drawings. I have enjoyed this book for many years. Cinderella falls victim to the nasty behavior of her stepmother and stepsisters. Cinderella was responsible for all household chores.

This book can be used in the classroom in a group session to teach about bullying or to teach about responsibility.
Michaela Zavala
This book is definitely way better than the Disney version. I find it as more kid friendly, it focuses less on the wealth and internal ugliness of the stepdaughters but more on the good inside of the heart of Cinderella. I believe this is a great story for young children, because it is a good length for a bedtime story. Not only that, but the wording is appropriate for children who are learning to read and are not quite ready for lengthy chapter books. The pictures are interesting as they are no...more
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Charles Perrault was a French author who laid foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and whose best known tales, offered as if they were pre-existing folk tales, include: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Bluebeard, Hop o' My Thumb), Diamonds and Toads, Patient Griselda, The Ridiculous Wishes...

Perrault's most famous stories are still in print today...more
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