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Cinderella

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by Charles Perrault, L. Koopmans, C. Perrault, Anthea Bell, Loek Koopmans
     
 

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In this retelling of the classic story, Cinderella never complains as she does everything that her ungrateful stepmother and stepsisters tells her to do. Cinderella's good nature is rewarded when her fairy godmother transforms her rags into a ball gown so she can attend the Prince's ball. In her haste to get home after the magnificent party, she leaves behind a glass

Overview

In this retelling of the classic story, Cinderella never complains as she does everything that her ungrateful stepmother and stepsisters tells her to do. Cinderella's good nature is rewarded when her fairy godmother transforms her rags into a ball gown so she can attend the Prince's ball. In her haste to get home after the magnificent party, she leaves behind a glass slipper...a clue that the Prince uses to find Cinderella and ask her to marry him.

This story has been adapted for children today while respecting the richness and flavor of the original version. The size of the book and its warm, inviting illustrations will appeal to young children, who will be captivated by the game page at the end.

Other Details: 36 full-color illustrations 32 pages 6 1/2 x 6 1/2" Published 1999

Author Biography: Edith Baudrand is a children's book illustrator and set designer living in Paris, France.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Nearly two decades after its original publication, Susan Jeffers's detailed pen-and-ink and dye illustrations once again grace Charles Perrault's Cinderella (1985), retold by Amy Ehrlich. PW called Ehrlich's retelling "absorbing [and] easily grasped," while the artwork "shows Jeffers's gifts at their dazzling best." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
It was Charles Perrault who, as the book jacket points out, compiled the collection of fairytales that included Cinderella, Bluebeard, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and The Sleeping Beauty. This is a translation from the French, which has attempted to retain the essence of the original while making the classic story of the lovely and virtuous Cinderella accessible to the readers of today. The story of the harsh treatment of Cinderella by her cruel stepmother and hateful stepsisters is familiar. In this version, Cinderella leaves the ball at a quarter to twelve. It is when she attends a second ball that she forgets the promise she made to her fairy godmother. Cinderella dances the whole night away with the prince until the clock strikes twelve. When her secret is found out, Cinderella's stepsisters beg for forgiveness and she is able to totally forgive them.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
This timeless story tells of the young girl who is mistreated by her step mother and step sisters. Eventually goodness triumphs and Cinderella's fairy godmother helps her go to the ball where she meets the charming prince. She runs away, he finds her, and they live happily ever after. This is an easy to read version of the story with beautiful pastel colored illustrations.
Kirkus Reviews
Cinderella (32 pp.; , PLB Apr.; 0-7358-1051-6, PLB 0-7358-1052-4): Perrault's ancient tale of Cinderella has been slimmed and toned down considerably, with her virtues less evident and the supporting cast less effective. Readers will wonder why Cinderella's father, who is not conveniently dead in this story, doesn't rally to her aid, but they will be otherwise enchanted by Koopmans's delicate illustrations. One good French touch comes at dinner; the prince is so besotted that "even when the most delicious dishes were served for supper, he could not eat a morsel." (Picture book/folklore. 5-8) .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735814868
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
336,749
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Charles Perrault (12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) was a French author considered the founder of the modern fairy tale.

When he had completed one year at the New York art school, DIK BROWNE quit school to start working at The New York American newspaper, where he made various technical illustrations. He joined the art staff of Newsweek, and then was inducted into the Army, where he spent three years in the Corps of Engineers.

Simultaneously he published his first comic, 'Ginny Jeep', which was distributed among American soldiers. In the 1940s he began an association with Johnstone & Cushing, an ad company specialized in advertising comics. Browne worked on promotional comic art for most of the 1950s, including the design of 'Chiquita Banana', the redesign of the 'Campbell Soup Kids' and a comic for Boy's Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.

Browne's contribution was a strip called 'The Tracy Twins', that he drew from 1953 to 1960. But it would take him until 1954 before he got his lucky break: King Features editor Sylvan Beck, who noticed his work in Boy's Life magazine. Beck introduced him to Mort Walker, who was looking for an artist to draw a newspaper comic about the family life of the sister of his famous comic soldier 'Beetle Bailey'. By then, Walker had already picked the artist of the newspaper ad comic 'The Trouble Twins', which turned out to be Browne as well!

'Hi and Lois', written by Walker and drawn by Browne, debuted in October 1954. The strip met with great success and after two years, a Sunday page was added to the daily. Over the years, Browne has been assisted by Jerry Dumas, Bob and Greg Gustafson, as well as Mort Walker's sons Greg and Brian (script) and his own son Chance (art), who finally took over completely after Browne's death in 1989.

In 1973, Browne came up with the viking family comic 'Hagar the Horrible', also for King Features. Both 'Hi and Lois' and 'Hagar' have earned Dik Browne a place among the greatest comic artists of the U.S. 'Hagar' was continued by Browne's other son, Chris Browne.

PETE COSTANZA was an artist of the Golden Age. He drew numerous issues of Fawcett's 'Captain Marvel'. He was a longtime assistant to C.C. Beck. He contributed several comics to the legendary Classics Illustrated series. He contributed Fennimore Cooper's 'The Red Rover' (1953), Charles B. Hawes' 'The Mutineers' (1954), Kipling's 'Captain Courageous'. Costanza has also drawn for ACG (American Comics Group), such as 'Magicman', that appeared in the Forbidden Worlds comic book. He came to work at DC in 1966. There, he illustrated several 'Jimmy Olsen' stories. Peter Costanza retired in 1970.

After his family moved from Hungary to the USA, ALEX BLUM studied at the National Academy of Design in New York. He eventually joined the Eisner-Iger shop, and in 1939, he started illustrating 'Samson' and 'Eagle' for Fox. In 1940 he illustrated 'Purple Trio', 'Neon' and 'Strange Twins' for Quality Comics. In the same year, Blum started contributing to Fiction House, illustrating 'Red Comet', 'Kaanga', 'Midnight' and 'Greasemonkey Griffin' among others. He was presumably also the artist behind the pseudonym Armand Budd, that also drew for Fiction House.

Alex Blum was a top artist for the Classics Illustrated series from the early issues. He illustrated over 25 Classics and stood out for his use of theatrical dramatics, which is probably why he illustrated three of the five Shakespeare Classics. Alex Anthony Blum retired in 1961 and died in 1969.

WILLIAM "BILL" CROZIER WALSH was born in New York City on September 30, 1913. "Bill" Walsh joined the Disney Studio in 1943 as a gag writer for Mickey Mouse. He was also known as an illustrator for Classics Illustrated Comics. He later was the developer of the Mickey Mouse Club television show. He died in Los Angeles on January 27, 1975.

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Cinderella 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The walt disny verhon is nothing commpard to this. ( i am talking about the movie) this new movie that they made was kinda better. Peace out rainbow trout
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love cinderella ! in fact in my class we have to sing bibiboboo one of my favorites
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think you'll like this book about a girl Cinderella and how she lives her painful life. At the end something good does happen. You'll have to read this book to find out what good happens in Cinderella.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so beautiful
Utena More than 1 year ago
Got this one free from Barnes and Noble when the Cinderella movie came out. A very different look at Cinderella from the one you grew up by Walt Disney. The story was short and sweet but mainly focused on the fashion and beauty more than anything. I think I prefer the Grimm version of this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages is it a chapter book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was ok. Liked the Grimm Brothers tale better but like the Disney movie much more. Got while it was free when the new movie version came out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((Are you still here?))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ya, I know that sounds like a five year old but I am thirteen and I think that Cinderella is just great because she is not perfect but she really trys to be kind to everyone.She is unconditonaly Kind even when people are awful to her. And the new movei is REALLY GREAT!!!!!! ( Except when your Mom keeps comparing You to Cinderell!)
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She relly liked habing a prince I want to be her right now.
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