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Cinderella (Story Reader)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,863 Ratings  ·  154 Reviews
""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 (NY) (first published 1812)
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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
Jan 12, 2015 Jessi rated it liked it
Shelves: read-w-daughter
Short and sweet, but my daughter enjoyed reading it.
Apr 17, 2013 Judy rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
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
Jaclyn Giordano
Feb 08, 2010 Jaclyn Giordano rated it it was amazing
“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
Ziwei Cheng
Oct 16, 2014 Ziwei Cheng rated it it was amazing

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
Terri Cullen
Dec 28, 2012 Terri Cullen rated it really liked it
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,
Feb 28, 2010 Ch_ebonysmith rated it liked it
Shelves: traditional-lit
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
Yumi Learner
Aug 21, 2015 Yumi Learner rated it it was amazing
My Twenty Fourth Book in English This Year

A couple of days ago I finished reading, Cinderella in English as my 24th book. I have read the book with Japanese translation when I was a little girl, but I'd never read it in English.

Before reading the book, I thought it is written for little children. so it must be ready for reading. However, when I started reading it, I figured out it was not easy.

I am not good at reading classics novels in English. It was good for me to start reading classic in E
Alec Porter
Mar 30, 2014 Alec Porter rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 28, 2015 Abigail rated it it was ok
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.
Me gustó mucho, es muy diferente a la historia que nos pintan.

"En la mujer rico tesoro es la belleza,
el placer de admirarla no se acaba jamás;
pero la bondad, la gentileza
la superan y valen mucho más".
Jul 14, 2015 Amina rated it really liked it
One of my favorite "classique" fairy tales especially after the awesome 2015 movie, a delight!
Jan 20, 2016 Arjun rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reads, my-books
I Encourage young girls to live on their dreams and keeping up the spirit of truth in heart, like the book, Cinderella has been my favorite from the world of fairy tales. And when Disney gave birth to it for the first time in a full length animated movie, it became more and more famous.Cinderella’s role is a bit different from all the other princesses or girls, she plays her role amazingly although she is just a character from an old dusty book or an anime from an animated movie, she rather puts ...more
Raegan Young
Apr 30, 2015 Raegan Young rated it really liked it
Cinderella lost her mother and a year later her 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 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 begged her stepmother to let her go, but did not get a permission from her stepmother. So, s ...more
Samantha Simmons
Dec 09, 2014 Samantha Simmons rated it really liked it
Cinderella lost her mother and a year later her 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 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 begged her stepmother to let her go, but did not get a permission from her stepmother. So, s ...more
Sofia Davis
Oct 18, 2014 Sofia Davis rated it it was amazing
The story book Cinderella by Charles Perrault is about a young girl who is the daughter of a prince and her mother passes away. After this the prince or her father remarries a self-centered women who becomes Cinderella's step mother. She is then forced by her mean step mother and two step sisters to be their servant and work for them all. During this rough time, she slaves away for them by cleaning up their messes, serving them food, and doing all of their chores. Cinderella doesn't dare tell he ...more
Aug 20, 2014 Cristina rated it really liked it
Es uno de los cuentos originales que más me gustan.

Me ha sorprendido mucho que el personaje mítico del hada madrina de Cenicienta no exista y en realidad sea un pájaro. Ahora entiendo porqué en la película de Disney hay tanta aparición de animales y es que tienen una importancia fundamental en varias escenas del cuento original.

Tiene unas cuantas escenas un poco sangrientas que sorprenden un poco, supongo que es una mezcla de la tradición en este tipo de cuentos y el gusto especial del autor en
Reily Riemersma
Cinderella is a story about a young girl who is a servant to her evil step mother and step sisters. When she and her sisters are invited to the royal ball to perhaps become the next princess her step mother does everything she can to not let her go. When she finds a way to go she comes across a fairy god mother that helps her with her success.

Every one has read this story as a child. so I feel like everybody can relate. When I first read this story I just thought that it was just a story about
Entiendo todas las cosas que cambió Disney cuando hizo la película porque si hubiera seguido lo que decía el libro los nenes chiquitos se iban a asustar.
Este cuento tiene partes algo sangrientas, personajes totalmente egoístas y malas personajes, y una protagonista que es taaan buenita y hermosa que se hace inverosímil.
Me gustó muchísimo leer la historia original y ver lo diferente que era de la película. Pero de todas formas prefiero la versión de Disney; con un hada madrina, un padre muerto y
Emily Rath
Dec 09, 2014 Emily Rath rated it it was amazing
Shelves: eng-261
I LOVE this story. It has to be one of my favorite childhood books. It's a classic! This story is about a man whose wife passes away and he remarries a horrible, mean woman. Her step sisters were not so kind to Cinderella. Cinderella is forced to do all of the chores and the dirty work. Eventually, there is a grand ball and it turns out that the glass slipper actually fits her. She ends up marrying the prince and, in this book, she forgives her step sisters and finds them men to marry as well. T ...more
Katelyn Krigbaum
In this book it talks about a young girl who's mother passes away and once her father remarries he soon passes away as well, leaving Cinderella under the care of her step-mother who turns out to be quiet evil. She treats Cinderella as if she were a slave continually giving her chores and things like that while her own two daughters can lounge around all day. When the royal family throws a ball, the family is invited to go, however Cinderella tells herself that a ball is no place for a girl like ...more
Jan 03, 2015 Cassandra rated it really liked it
Perrault's version of Cinderella is mostly how I remember the classic Cinderella tale from when I was younger. Reading it as an adult, I was surprised that Cinderella could not go to her father because he was completely controlled by his new wife. Not that fairy tales are completely logical, but it seems hard to believe that a father would let one of his beloved children be treated so poorly, especially compared to his other children. I don't think I remember Cinderella's father being in the pic ...more
Stephanie Barrios
Aug 16, 2014 Stephanie Barrios rated it liked it
Me arruiné la infancia con este libro, todo es tan diferente a como lo pasan en Disney, me impacto demasiado comenzando la historia. Mi princesa favorita es cenicienta y tengo que decir que prefiero mil veces la versión de Disney, me parece más bonita, con esto no quiero decir que fue mala la historia, fue muy buena y la recomiendo pero personalmente prefiero la versión que conozco de chiquita.

Y a mi lista de los personajes que no soporto de este cuento se le suma el padre de cenicienta (si lo
Jul 23, 2015 Kristy rated it really liked it
Cinderella talks about a young girl who is raised by a mean step mother. She cleans and cooks for her and one night hears about a ball that her step mother will not let her go to. That night, Cinderella's fairy godmother appears and turns Cinderella into a beautiful princess. She meets the prince and they dance and it's love at first sight. Then she has to leave, but he eventually finds her again and they get married and live happily ever after. This book teaches about dreams coming true and not ...more
Sep 19, 2014 Destiny rated it it was amazing
After reading many versions of the famous Cinderella story I found that this one stood out among the rest. The ending was great because every other story ends with punishment on the family that was so cruel. Most retelling a of any story end in their punishment. This one however ends in forgiveness. After all that was done to Cinderella she still found a place in here heart to forgive them. It sends out a great message to youth about the way people should be treated even after they have wronged ...more
Dec 03, 2013 Asmaa rated it it was amazing
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
Claire Longfellow
Sep 09, 2012 Claire Longfellow rated it really liked it
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
Veronica Smith
Oct 22, 2012 Veronica Smith rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 27, 2013 Haya rated it it was amazing
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
Marsha Earl
May 15, 2013 Marsha Earl rated it it was amazing
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
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Studies art in Arnhem, Netherlands. Began his career as a freelance artist drawing and designing games and puzzles for children, and has since illustrated numerous books for children.
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