Cinderella: An Islamic Tale

Cinderella: An Islamic Tale

by Fawzia Gilani


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"It’s easy to feel a sense of peace after completing Fawzia Gilani’s Cinderella. This humble version of the classic fairy tale is a gentle reminder that victory comes as much from a peaceful soul as a beautiful dress and a dramatic confrontation." - Luxury Reading

Cinderella is one of the oldest, best-known, and most loved stories worldwide, with hundreds of cultural variants and re-tellings from ancient Egypt and China to the present day. In this version we follow the trials and tribulations of the sweet, gentle, and pious Zahra when her parents die and she is left at the mercy of an uncaring stepmother and stepsisters. This is a well-crafted Islamic version of the classic tale in which faith, goodness, and prayer are rewarded in the end. The charming, richly detailed illustrations of Shireen Adams, set in medieval Andalusia, help bring the text to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780860374732
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 44
Sales rank: 647,768
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

About the Author

Fawzia Gilani: Fawzia has worked as a teacher, librarian and school principal in the UK, USA and Canada since 1993. She is the author of thirty children's books, mostly on the topic of Eid. Currently studying children's Islamic Literature at University, she also works as an educational consultant. Although based in the UK, she spends her time living between Ohio and England with her husband and daughter.

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Cinderella: An Islamic Tale 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
daisyacg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
5Q 3PThis is a beautifully illustrated retelling of Cinderella that integrates Islamic prayers, morals, and religious traditions into the tale. I think that it offers a great alternative to Cinderella (the now ubiquitous Disney version) but still keeps the essential elements of the basic Cinderella story. However, the Islamic traditions & prayers may be a bit alienating to those familiar with the Disney version. However, it could be a very educational version when comparing fairy tales across cultures.