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Pigling: a Cinderella Story (Graphic Myths And Legends)

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From a life filled with heartache and hardship, comes an unmatched beauty destined for a fairy-tale ending: Pear Blossom, a young Korean girl, leads a happy life with her parents until her mother dies and her father remarries. Her new wicked stepmother and stepsister make Pear Blossom the victim of their cruelty. They give her the nickname Pigling, or little pig, and do ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Graphic Universe (first published January 1st 2008)
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Nov 29, 2015 Donna rated it liked it
To create this version of the classic Cinderella story, author Dan Jolley notes in the book that he consulted many different versions of the tale, which has been told in Korea for centuries. While the storyline maintains numerous Korean elements, with few exceptions Jolley does not use Korean vocabulary and the narrative and dialogue are simple and casual. For the illustrations, Jolley describes conferring with Professor Minsook Kim from University of California, Berkeley and illustrator Anne ...more
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Sep 23, 2012 Shannon Lewis rated it really liked it
I love the illustrations and costumery shown in this graphic novel. It was interesting to see the similarities and differences between this and the western world's Cinderella.
Jeni Fister
Nov 22, 2016 Jeni Fister rated it liked it
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Pigling: a Cinderella Story is a graphic novel which tells a Korean version of the Cinderella story. This is the first graphic novel I have read and I was pleasantly surprised. I expected this to be more of a summary of a story simply because it was a graphic novel, but the author and illustrator did an excellent job of conveying all parts of the story through the descriptions as well as the beautiful images.

In the classroom a teacher could use this book for independent reading in a 3rd or 4th
Sep 30, 2013 Handan rated it really liked it
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Every culture, it seems, has some variant of the Cinderella story, whether the protagonist is male or female. Which means there is likely at least one book relating said story, sometimes it seems simply to ensure no culture gets left out.

Here's what I really enjoyed about this particular one:

-The format. Cinderella as a comic book? Oh HECK YES.
Seriously, though. The artwork is enjoyable and both writer and illustrator have clearly done their homework. Which is brilliant.

-The background work tha
May 17, 2012 Nathalie rated it really liked it
This story is based on "Cinderella", but takes place in korea. It's about a girl named Pear Blossom, who lives with her father but her mother died, leaving her with her evil stepmother and stepsister who treated Pear Blossom badly. Mysterious, magical creatures come and help Pear Blossom's work and one day, she also meets a magistrate, who changes her life forever.

What I liked about this book was the plot because it was familiar, but different because it was set in korea. The graphic presentatio
Dylan Bixler
Mar 30, 2016 Dylan Bixler rated it really liked it
Shelves: edrd-314
This was a nice graphic novel telling the Korean version of the Cinderella story. I was unaware that a Korean version existed, and this one is much more magical and mysterious than the Cinderella I'm familiar with. This would be a great way to initiate discussion on the similarities and differences between fairy-tales from different regions of the world, and I would really like to see other fairy-tales adapted into a comic book format. Another nice addition in the book is the glossary that gives ...more
Oct 07, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
A well-done graphic novel version of Cinderella. The text doesn't have much of a Korean flavor and could really be words for almost any version of Cinderella. The illustrations, however, are very well done and give the story an authentic Korean feel. The notes at the back of the book state that Anne Timmons researched Korean texts and and consulted experts. Recommended for elementary school collections. This title is a great addition to Cinderella collections, though it is a bit advanced to use ...more
Presented in comic-book/graphic novel style Pigling is the story of Pear Blossom, the Korean Cinderella. It was a fun, simple retelling of an familiar tale done from a different culture's version of the story. There are differences in this story from the Cinderella most people are familiar with, some minor and some very different. It presents a surprisingly full look into Pear Blossom's life and story despite it's short length. I also enjoyed the attention to detail (particularly with the illust ...more
Dec 11, 2015 Misty rated it it was amazing
on another satisfying journey through amazon I came across Pigling. I decided it would be a cute book to buy to read to my little cousin who loves princesses. She LOVED this book she was really curious as to why this Cinderella looked so different and really liked the idea of a foreign princess. She and I both enjoyed the beautiful detail to each picture in the book. I will defiantly be buying more stories in comic form.

If your little girl, niece, or granddaughter loves fairy tales then this is
Aug 27, 2016 Alicia rated it liked it
I had checked out a different Korean Cinderella story that I had to return before reading (obv. my fault) and so while shelving decided to check out various Cinderella versions we had on the shelf. My youngest informed me the next morning that she'd read them all. we are now going through them with me reading them to her.
Mary Lee
Aug 03, 2008 Mary Lee rated it really liked it
Korean Cinderella story in graphic novel format. Very fun! I will add it to my Cinderella collection!
Jessie Jacobs
Jan 31, 2013 Jessie Jacobs rated it really liked it
Nice artwork, good storytelling. Apparently the team did their research! (Yay!) I'm always a sucker for fairy tales and this did not disappoint. Additionally it's great for younger readers too!
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Feb 16, 2009 Allanna rated it really liked it
Very nicely-done retelling of Cinderella.
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