Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella

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In this variation on the Cinderella story, based on the Charles Perrault version but set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.

In this variation on the Cinderella story, based on the Charles Perrault version but set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.

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Overview

In this variation on the Cinderella story, based on the Charles Perrault version but set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.

In this variation on the Cinderella story, based on the Charles Perrault version but set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Schroeder (Minty; Carolina Shout!) bases this "Appalachian Cinderella" on Perrault's well-known version, but his rollicking language could belong only to America's Smoky Mountains. "Now lis'en," begins the narrator, and what unfolds is a telling of the familiar story as fresh as a spring bluebonnet and as unexpected as its fairy godmother hog. The strong voice of the backwoods storyteller is loud and clear throughout: the wicked stepsisters are "so mean they'd steal flies from a blind spider," and when Seb ("this real rich fellermade his fortune in sowbellies and grits") tries to put the glass slipper on the stepsister's huge foot, it is "like tryin' to stretch a li'l bitty sausage skin over a side o' beef." Sneed's (The Fly Flew In) sun-bleached watercolors feature exaggerated faces, angular forms and skewed, almost fish-eye lens perspectivesthe stepsisters, for example, have elongated limbs and enormous feet. Some children may have difficulty decoding the phonetic renderings of the dialect ("I reckon it's hard on ye, not havin' a ma... Would ye lak me to git hitched again?"), but if read aloud, this Cinderella will make readers "happy as a pig in a peanut patch." Ages 5-9. (May)
Children's Literature - Donna Freedman
This picture book is written entirely in dialect, as though a storyteller were giving us an Appalachian spin on the old Cinderella legend. (An author's note takes pains to mention the ancient origins of this enduring fairy tale.) The story is briskly told, and Sneed's watercolors are oddly proportioned yet somehow just right. Maybe his style has something to do with storytellers who "stretch" the truth?
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
"Now lis'en while I tell you a tale 'bout Rose, a sweet I'il thing, always lookin' out for others and takin' care of sick critters, and the like. She and her trapper pa lived smack in the heart o' the Smoky Mountains. Before the huckleberries was fit for pickin', the trapper got himself hitched for the second time. That's when the trouble started a-brewin'." This is an Appalachian Cinderella story that just tumbles off the tongue. What a difference the setting makes for the symbols: a muskmelon is the "wagon," the fairy godmother is a hog, etc. Enjoy the language and the unique perspectives of the illustrations.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4Schroeder has taken the classic Perrault fairy tale and recast it "smack in the heart o' the Smoky Mountains." He begins his retelling with the directive, "Now lis'en," and continues to relate the familiar events in lilting mountain dialect with plenty of homespun humor. Seb, the love interest here, is a "real rich fellermade his fortune in sowbellies and grits." Rose's transformation takes place through intervention of a kindhearted, articulate hog. The tale concludes, "To this day, Rose and Seb are still livin' there, and folks reckon they're `bout the happiest twosome in all o' Tarbelly Creek," giving the story a contemporary bent. Everyone knows what's going to happen, but getting there is half the fun. Sneed's slick, stylized watercolors seem at first to be out of sync with the down-home narrative, but it quickly becomes clear that the disparate union is a successful one. The paintings are realistically rendered but slightly distortedfigures are elongated and angular, features exaggerated, and perspectives askew. People are clad in fashions of the 1940s and the lush Appalachian landscape is always in evidence. The fanciful, but decidedly quirky artwork effectively informs readers, in case they didn't already know it, that there's magic in them thar hills. An appealing all-American addition to the canon of "Cinderella" variants.Luann Toth, School Library Journal
Kirkus Reviews
Schroeder's version of this tale is based directly on the familiar 17th-century Perrault tale, but written in an Appalachian dialect and placed "smack in the heart o' the Smoky Mountains." Cinderella—Rose in this tale—is the gentle daughter of a father who dies not long after he remarries. Her stepsisters and stepmother are cut from the usual bitter cloth, but there are some twists: The role of the fairy godmother is played by a huge hog, and the last image is of Rose (still wearing the slippers) and her handsome feller in old age, rocking on their porch swing. The watercolor illustrations owe much to the powerful, elongated figures and skewed perspective of American painter Thomas Hart Benton. The action is often seen up from ground level: an ant's-eye view of the hog, and Rose's glass pumps as a frame for her horse-drawn wagon, are strong and unusual images. A particularly nice touch is that pretty Rose has ordinary brown hair, while her stepsisters, homely though they are, are the more traditionally glamorous blonde and brunette.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803717336
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: AD760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    This is a Great Cinderella Book

    I liked this book because of the great pictures. It is mostly happy but sometimes sad. This was a great retelling of Cinderella!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2001

    An Appalachian Cinderella

    The Smoky Mountian Rose is a book about a girl named Rose who's father is a trapper . Rose's father gets married again to a mean lady with two daughters. When Rose's father dies, her step-sisters make her do all the work on the farm. A rich fellow has a party and invites all the girls in the Smoky Mountains. The step-mother makes Rose stay home with the hogs. Then one hog starts talking to Rose. The hog is magical. She makes Rose a gown, slippers ,and a wagon. Once Rose gets there, the rich fellow asked her to dance. So she does and has a real good time. Then Rose hears the first stroke of mid-night and runs home. One the way, she loses a slipper. The rich fellow tries it on all the girls that were at his party. The step-mom was about to whip Rose, when the step-sisters see the rich fellow coming down the road. The step-mom tells Rose to stay out of sight. She goes to feed the pigs. After he tries the slipper on the step-sister, he sees Rose, she tries the slipper, and you will have to read the book to find-out what happens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2001

    A Hillbilly Cinderella

    Smokey Mountain Rose is written by Alan Schroeder and is a good book. This book also has nice illustrations and a good story. It is about a girl and her father. Her father marries a women with two girls. Rose does all of the work. This book would be good for ages 5- and up. I really liked this book. Read this book to see what happends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2001

    Smoky Mountain Rose is a Mountain Cinderella

    My review is about Smoky Mountain Cinderella. It is a good story about a Mountain Cinderella who lives with two mean step-sisters and a mean step-mother. This story is good for ages 5 and up. I like this book because it has good Illustrations and is a great story . I recomended this book because it a book that tells us not to be lazy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2001

    Rose's Godmother is a Hog

    I really enjoyed the book Smokey Mountain Rose. It had very colorful pictures, that made me laugh. I also thought it was funny when Rose's godmother(a hog)talked to her, while she was doing her sisters' work on the farm, because they were at a party. The hog gives her a beautiful dress and glass shoes. She also tells her to be back by midnight. Then she goes to the party, that a young man is holding, to find someone to marry. Will the man marry Rose, read this book to find out.

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