Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella: A Worldwide Cinderella

Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella: A Worldwide Cinderella

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Once upon a time, in Mexico . . . in Ireland . . . in Zimbabwe . . . there lived a girl who worked all day in the rice fields . . . then spent the night by the hearth, sleeping among the cinders.

Her name is Ashpet, Sootface, Cendrillon . . . Cinderella. Her story has been passed down the centuries and across continents. Now Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis craft its many versions into one hymn to the rich variety and the enduring constants of our cultures.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805079531
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/04/2007
Series: Worldwide Stories Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 315,748
Product dimensions: 8.83(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: AD700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is also the author of young adult novels including Whirligig and The Mind's Eye, and middle-grade novels including Bull Run and Seedfolks. He lives with his wife in northern California.

Julie Paschkis won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Yellow Elephant. She lives in Seattle.

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Endings don’t get any happier than in this global tour de force.”

School Library Journal, starred review

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Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella: A Worldwide Cinderella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
delzey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Here we have the familiar (if sanitized) fairy tale told with portions of the text excerpted from the telling of 17 different nations. For each sentence -- and sometimes fragments of detail -- text is surrounded by monochrome decorative borders indicating the origin of the text while each spread holds a larger full-color image depicting common aspects of the story.It's nice to see that many nations have variations of the story with details rich enough to differentiate them, and I like the concept of the book as a whole. I especially like the way Paschkis has filled in the border areas with cultural details, almost as if they are panels in a stained glass window or a an illuminated manuscript. I almost wish the text blocks had some color to them so they blended better with the art.It's the illustrations that make this book for me because, for all its variety, the text leaves me flat. The fact is, there are many multi-cultural retellings of the Cinderella story as the variations have their own histories and pedigrees. So then why cherry-pick details from many rich versions to make one dull, simplified one? I don't know that we needed another Cinderella story, and without knowing source material I'm left wondering how many of the variations were originally brought to new lands by immigrants and conquerors (the Appalachian variants from German ancestors, Indian variants from the British) or were radically different to begin with and pre-dated outside influences. The concept of an actual worldwide story plays out more like a cultural game of telephone. The more I think about it the more it feels like a multi-culti feel-good tale aimed at pleasing all and offending none. That's my opinion.Really, I still like it, but more for the pictures.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells the classic story of Cinderella from various cultural perspectives. The story is told in consecutive order jumping from one culture to the next. I think this book would be great to share with children to show that one story can be told and interpreted many different ways.
BolstlerJ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We all know the Cinderella story, but did you know that many other countries each have their own version of the well-known French tale? Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal by Newbury Award winner Paul Fleischman incorporates all of the classic stories together into one book, with Julie Paschkis's illustrations showing the reader what land that particular paragraph of the tale came from. Fantastic illustrations combined with a familiar tale make this picture book fairy tale both educational and fun, with an air of the fantastic!For ages 3-8, or anyone who loves this classic story.
kloupe1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book for the fact that it is not just one story of Cinderella, but multiple different cultural Cinderella stories. It tells stories from different cultures and not only does it tell you about Cinderella, but it tells you about the cultures of each country represented. I would definitely share this book with my class when going over fairy tales or when going over different cultures. This book says a lot when really, sharing one common thing, the fairy tale of Cinderella.
queenoftheshelf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of Cinderella is not the fanciful tale that most children remember from the Disney movie, it has been shared and told over countless years to children in all countries, each with slightly different interpretations and details. This book tries to reconcile and share these stories, in the correct sequence, sharing glimpses into the culture and traditions of the home countries. The illustrations are done with rich backgrounds, full of deep reds, yellows, blues, greens and golds, which serve to highlight the panels of action. The panels are fairly abstract, relying on this same primary palette. Children between Grades 2-4 will enjoy this multicultural journey through the story of Cinderella, and younger children might also appreciate it, although they may not understand the sequence of events without help.
mdrumgold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Theis worldwide Cinderella can be told everywhere. There are different countries of the world writted in the book, and this relates to all cultures of the world.
elpowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice cultural overview of the different Cinderella stories out there- a good starting point if you want to dig deeper into Cinderella stories.
paulaanweiler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of Cinderellla told though all of the cultures that it came from.
marvelousleah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This delightful book of common culture features illustrations and text from all over the world. Comparing and contrasting the different tellings of the Cinderella story, this book shows children that the story of the downtrodden princess is more than a Disney movie and is told the world around. It may be confusing for younger children if read straight through; this book should spark discussion more than anything. Great for any public library or school library with a multi-cultural population.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this tale. I liked the fact that it showed the different types of cultures that viewed Cinderella. This tale shows how a young girl struggles to find happiness. If you want your children to see how Cinderella originated and eventually evolved into different types of countries over a period of time, this is the story for you. You will be amazed when you open this book and find out where the Cinderella story originated. Help your child learn more about cultures all over the world by reading to them this diverse Cinderella story.
mrindt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells the story of Cinderella as told by different cultures around the world. As the story moves to a different location, the illustration changes to depict the culture of the place in the story. A beautiful book to read and enjoy the art work.
Kivrin22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very cool combination of several culture's versions of Cinderella combined into one story
janetvisser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Paul Fleischman is a Newbery Award-Winning author who has researched Cinderella stories from around the world and compiled them into this single tale. A map on the inside cover shows the 17 countries that are represented,and each one gives its own cultural flavor to the story as it unfolds . Illustrations are full-page and colorful, portraying the traditional costumes of the individual countries. This is a beautiful book, worthwhile for anyone who knows the western version of Cinderella and wants to hear how the story has been told in other parts of the world.It is a New York Times 2007 Notable book, a Book Sense Children's Pick, and an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts.
kjarthur on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very clever style in telling the story of Cinderella for the story travels the world taking bits from different regions and cultures. A great read for any age, and to teach universal story of redemption.