Pigling: A Cinderella Story: A Korean Tale

Pigling: A Cinderella Story: A Korean Tale

by Dan Jolley

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Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Cinderella has many different versions throughout the world, and this particular one is from Korea. Even though the stories always end with Cinderella marrying a prince, and all that I have ever read have a wicked stepmother, this one has only one stepsister and does not have her clothing change into a beautiful gown. Pigling's stepmother gives her three impossible tasks to complete. With the help from a "friendly creature" that can change into different forms to be able to assist in a variety of ways, Pigling is able to complete the tasks. On her way to the festival, a cart holding the nobleman passes by and he finds the sandal she had lost. Of course, at the festival, the nobleman sees her and proposes marriage. What I liked about this book was the vocabulary used. Words and phrases such as, "when the world was younger," and "it was her destiny to say yes" were a pleasant surprise and different than "A long time ago." This book is written in graphic format that is a favorite of mine! A graphic format is perfect for reluctant readers who never seem to finish a book on their own. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will also enjoy the graphics and fast paced text. The full color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. The author includes a glossary and pronunciation guide at the end of the book. I find it interesting that the same theme has lasted for hundreds of years and is still interesting to read. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs

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Lerner Publishing Group
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Graphic Myths and Legends Series
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
GN620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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