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Cinderella

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With the help of her fairy godmother, a beautiful young woman mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters attends the palace ball where she meets the prince whom she marries.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by NorthSouth (NY) (first published 1954)
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Huda Aweys
Despite my love for this story, but by the Secretariat to mention it's really bad story .. Make the child wait for a magic solutions and superstition, and waiting for its to change their life one day! alot of this stories Will make a generation of fools and zombies
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Jessi
Short and sweet, but my daughter enjoyed reading it.
Filipa
O que posso eu dizer deste menino??
Eu adoro a Disney e se tivesse que escolher um favorito há um ano, iria ser uma escolha muito muito difícil, no entanto, este ano, apercebi-me que não seria assim tão difícil.... Apercebi-me que o filme da Disney, série, livro que mais vezes tinha visto e lido, era mesmo a Cinderella.
Vi adaptações em manga, vi o filme da Disney, li recentemente o livro de Julia Quinn em que vai buscar resquícios dessa mesma história para contar outra de forma fantástica e pense
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Ronyell
“Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper” is the winner of the Caldecott Medal and is one of the earlier books by Marcia Brown that retells the French fairy tale “Cinderella” about how a miserable girl named Cinderella tries to go to the grand ball with the help of her fairy godmother. “Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper” is clearly one of Marcia Brown’s most memorable books yet!

Marcia Brown has indeed created many children’s books throughout her life. Imagine my surprise and excitement when
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Yonaily
Las hermanastras de Cenicienta no resultaron ser tan malas como Disney me hizo creer.
Judy
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
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Randie
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
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Ch_ebonysmith
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
kiimlee
Love love love this. Beautiful artwork and illustrations. Camille Rose Garcia did it again! The colours were amazing throughout the entire book.
Ziwei Cheng

This story is mainly about a girl called the Immortal Peduncle, who had lost her mother. A year her later Cinderella’s dad married a new wife, who had her daughters. The two-step sisters were very mean to Cinderella, pushing her to do the dirty works and clean the house. They also took away all her pretty clothes. From this time on the immortal peduncle (Cinderella) started to suffer hardships. One day, the king issued an order to hold a dance party so as to elect a wife. The immortal peduncle
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Katy
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
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,
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Baylee Washburn
This retelling of the tale of Cinderella stays true to many of the traditional details found in this well-known story. The beautiful Cinderella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother following the death of her mother. Because Cinderella’s father is too afraid to stand up to his new wife, Cinderella is treated as a servant and denied the opportunity to attend the King’s grand ball. But with the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella goes to the grand ball and falls in love with the p ...more
L12_Anke
This tale of Cinderella is told beautifully with author and illustrator, Ruth Sanderson’s velvety rich illustrations of beautiful gowns, magical trees, stately castles and enchanting birds. The story is traditional, although a few additions create for a richer storyline. When Cinderella’s father returns from town, with pearl necklaces and a satin gown for her stepsisters, she receives her special request as well, “The first twig, Father, that brushes against your hat on the way home.” As she pla ...more
Alexandria
This is the French version of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. Where a young girl name Cinderella leads a miserable life thanks to her evil step mother and sisters, who make her clean and wait on them hand and foot. Always a dream of Cinderella’s, she asks her fairy godmother to go to the ball, an event that will change her life forever.

The illustrations in Cinderella were not what I would have thought a Caldecott medal winning book would represent. Yet at the same time it was really impress
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Meg Allison
Ruth Sanderson blends elements from both Perrault's and the brother's Grimm version of this old story, creating a unique retelling that will appeal to younger children (grades K-3). For example, the glass slipper is a Perrault feature as is the presence of Cinderella's father, who is not dead, but detached. Presumably not wanting to interfere in the affairs of women, he allows his second wife and step-daughters to mistreat Cinderella. The fairy godmother is simply a fairy, adding the necessary m ...more
joanna Sondheim
A fairly traditional re-telling of the classic tale, with small details that vary from many versions. In one instance, Cinderella's father, ashamed of how she's treated by his new family, asks if he can bring her anything from town and she requests "The first twig that brushes against your hat on the way home." He brings her a hazel twig, and she plants it next to her mother's rosebushes. Her tears make the twig grow into a tree that houses a white bird whom Cinderella feeds daily. Later, the bi ...more
Alyssa Pierce
The illustrations by Brown are what make this fairy tale magical. They present a whimsy in their lines; they are always delicate and whimsical in nature and the colors present regality in all of the different settings. Throughout the story, red is used as a symbol of wealth, the stepsisters are draped in it and at the Prince’s part everyone is wearing it. Cinderella has some on her dress that her fair godmother made for her. This clear separation that makes Cinderella stand out during the rest o ...more
Makenzie Sliva
Cinderella is a fairytale about a young girl and her journey to find prince charming. This story is sweet and magical tale that is any young girls dream. It captured my emotions and took me back to childhood as I turned each page. The story has a message of forgiveness as Cinderella forgives her evil step sisters. This is a valuable lesson for young children and it's given nicely throughout this story. My favorite part about this version of Cinderella was the simple illustrations that can be see ...more
Stefanie
So we had to do story time for adults in one of my classes and I chose this one. It seemed to go over really well and my class even laughed and snickered at appropriate times. I enjoy the different aspects to the traditional tale of this one and being a fairytale lover, I pretty much will always enjoy this.
No Books
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.

p.s.:
sia detto una volta per tutte, non è vero che i piedi femminili so
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Meltha
The illustrations in this version, my favorite of today's three, are absolutely stunning. Sanderson seems to have chosen a time period around the 1770s-1780s for this, and she obviously did her research as the costuming and the decor are pretty much historically accurate. The version of the story entwines some facets from Grimm and Perrault, keeping the white bird and the tree from Aschenputtel and the somewhat vengeful birds (they force the step-mother and step-sisters to stay forever inside th ...more
Crista
Not a Disney version, we see Cinderella tending to a magical hazel tree that contains birds to help her with her chores. Rats and Lizards are added to the carriage staff. Although Cinderella can forgive her sisters, they do get what they deserve.

This story is a perfect blend of the two dominated versions that date back from the 1800's. You see snippets from the Brother's Grimm such as the hazel tree, as well as, *Aunt Louisa's Fairy Tale Legends, a happier version with forgiveness. The beautiful
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Emily
The illustrations in this book are beyond gorgeous. I enjoy the way Sanderson crafts her tale, making elegant, but still understandable for children to read. She incorporates some elements of the Cinderella fable that I have never heard of before, such as the hazel twig and the white bird. In this retelling, Cinderella’s father is still alive, just a very weak-willed man who lets Cinderella’s stepmother lord over him. Overall, this book was just wonderful. I think there is so much beauty in the ...more
Lisa Rathbun
I love Ruth Sanderson's lush illustrations! Beautiful colored pictures fill every page, easy to see for a classroom read-aloud. (There are however many words on each page; this is the full story not a truncated simplistic preschool version.) While I'm not a fan of the front cover (Cinderella's eyes are too heavy-lidded for me), I do LOVE nearly every magical picture. I also love the imaginative detail of what to do with those wicked stepsisters. Some books have them reform; some have them die; t ...more
Tina
Again, I'll probably give 5 stars to almost anything that has Camille Rose Garcia's name on it. This is another stunning edition!
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
Abigail
This Cinderella story is from England but has the same story line as the Walt Disney Classic. The illustrations are beautiful and the word choice is phenomal. I would recommend this book to all readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review.
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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...

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