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In this kinder, gentler version of the old French fairy tale, the poor cinderwench forgives her stepsisters in the end and gives them a home in her palace. This Cinderella is pretty, but not perfect, and instead of having the tiniest feet in the kingdom, she in fact has wide feet (which fit the glass slipper nonetheless). From the details of the ball gowns to the trees of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by North-South Books (first published January 1st 1865)
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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 :)
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
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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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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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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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
Cristina
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
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Sofia Davis
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
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
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Eugenia
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
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Emily Rath
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
Samantha Simmons
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
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
Kacie Blakley
Cinderella should always be portrayed as the sweetest girl in town; even if that means forgiving those who have been the meanest to her. In this tale, the lovely Cinderella attends a ball, but doesn't lose her glass slipper quite yet. The prince calls for a second ball to be held so that he can find the amazing girl he danced with at the first ball, Cinderella. Finally, she loses her slipper at the second ball and her stepsisters try to claim it as theirs. So does the story end with happiness fo ...more
Stephanie Barrios
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
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Destiny
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
Asmaa
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
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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
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
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Haya
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
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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Deanna
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
Mariana
En definitiva, me gusto mucho este cuento, la historia nos cautiva con la sensación o ilusión de saber si Cenicienta va a tener un final feliz, además de que a diferencia de la película o la versión Disney ,aquí las hermanas son castigadas por su egoísmo y envidia( a pesar de que es un castigo algo cruel) lo único que me dejo con duda fue el padre ¿por qué permitía que su hija fuera maltratada?
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
Ashley Loosle
I love reading the traditional fairytales. It's interesting to see how far some versions have ventured off. I think I liked Cinderella because the more popular versions still haven't strayed too far from this traditional one. I really liked that. And I love how sweet Cinderella is throughout this whole book, even in the end when she has everything. Great story.
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