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Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci
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really liked it
bookshelves: cinderella-cinderella-retellings, fairy-tale-retellings, fairy-tales, caribbean, cultural, stuff-i-read-for-school
Recommended to Your Common House Bat by: My professor
Recommended for: Cinderella fans

This is another book I read for my children's literature class. I really did love San Souci's take on the tale. I really liked the 'fairy godmother' how she was from a humble background like Cendrillon. I like how the language (as far as I know) was kept true to it's origins. And I adored the illustrations, they are beautiful. From the point of view of someone judging weather or not to read this to a child or give it to a beginning reader; if I had a child I'd love to read her Cendrillon the coloring of the illustrations are cool and inviting. Likewise the illustrations depict the culture and geography quite accurately. The story is easy to follow and doesn't stray too much from the Cinderella most children grow up knowing. However it may be harder for a first time reader to follow the dialect the fairy spoke in.

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Reading Progress

March 28, 2015 – Started Reading
March 28, 2015 – Finished Reading
March 31, 2015 – Shelved
March 31, 2015 – Shelved as: cinderella-cinderella-retellings
March 31, 2015 – Shelved as: fairy-tale-retellings
March 31, 2015 – Shelved as: fairy-tales
March 31, 2015 – Shelved as: caribbean
March 31, 2015 – Shelved as: cultural
April 2, 2015 – Shelved as: stuff-i-read-for-school

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