Walt Disney's - Cinderella
Cinderella's story has been told over and over, but never has it been touched by the kind of magic created by the contributors of this book. Mary Blair painted the original pictures for Walt Disney's incomparable animated film, and here her ...more
Cinderella is one of my favorites. I love all the details within the story and Disney’s imagination with the characters and objects. I hadn’t ever seen this book before until I was researching talented illustrators. Mary Blair’s work shines light on Walt Disney’s voice. She stays true to the classic disney feel; her images are very beautiful!
Before reading this, I decided to do a little research on the history beh ...more
I really loved the concept of this story, since I'm a Cinderella fan and a sucker for Disney art, especially the "oldies" and there are some really lovely images here. While I appreciated what Rylant was trying to do with the story, though, it just seemed a bit over-the-top on the sweet/Love (always with a capital "L") destiny stuff--which I usually tend to Love! ( ;-> ) so I am not sure if her execution was off (in my view) or if I was just ...more
This is a story about LOVE." Cinderella wishes for a better life from her awful stepmother and stepsisters. She finds her opportunity when the prince sends an invitation all the fair maidens in the town to his h ...more
The magic of the story of Cinderella shines throughout this book. It has the same theme of love and shows through the text and illustrations’ the journey one goes through in order to find love. This is a version of Cinde ...more
Rylant's wonderful words create a conflict between darkness and light; good and evil, love a ...more
I liked the changes, as this helped make the Prince into more of a character and less a Deus ex Machina. Can also see this as a stepping stone from the old cartoon version to the live action movie that does a better job building characters and starting a friendship between Ella and the Prince before BAM! insta-love. Also liked that the pictures had nods to the cartoon, with characters looking the same (for the most part), but added a style twist to...more
Ages: 5 - 9
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I rated this book 5/5 because it is a timeless classic full of imagination and magic!
Isn't that a great way to start a book?
Threaded in the story are wonderful lines such as this one..."Tears have a wondrous magic about them. They often change everything."
You know. Stuff like that!
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, ...more