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Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper by Marcia Brown
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Feb 26, 2012

really liked it

Taking a step into the traditional version of Cinderella, perhaps one of the most well known versions that exist is that of Marcia Brown. This version was published in 1954 and shares many similarities with the original tale. In this version of Cinderella, the plot remains the same and the language pattern is relatively consistent with the original. However, some of the differences lie in the fact that the slipper is referred to as “the little slipper” and Cinderella’s nickname is that of “Cinderseat”. It is important to note that this book became so popular for its illustrations, that it was honored with the Caldecott Award. The illustrations consist of sketch –like pictures with many dashed lines and soft tones of red, blue, yellow, and green, that give the story a more calm and relaxing feel. I would definitely use this book to introduce the classic tale of Cinderella because it’s illustrations remind me of what the students would more than likely be familiar with; Disney’s version of Cinderella. However, as an extension and to challenge their thinking, I would provide them with other versions of Cinderella so that they are conscientious about the differences that exist among tales that are retold, translated, and written with completely different purposes/audiences in mind.

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