Korean Cinderellaby Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller (Illustrator)
‘Climo and Heller conflate several Korean variants of Cinderella to offer up the story of Pear Blossom, a lovely girl who is sorely mistreated by her nasty stepmother and stepsister.… At once comfortingly familiar and intriguingly exotic, the text is especially noteworthy for its instructive but unobtrusive incorporation of Korean words.''Publishers Weekly.
‘Climo and Heller conflate several Korean variants of Cinderella to offer up the story of Pear Blossom, a lovely girl who is sorely mistreated by her nasty stepmother and stepsister.… At once comfortingly familiar and intriguingly exotic, the text is especially noteworthy for its instructive but unobtrusive incorporation of Korean words.''Publishers Weekly. ‘Heller's paintings are exotically lush and colorful as well as engaging.… An agreeable retelling of the Cinderella story.' 'BL.
Notable 1994 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Author Biography: Shirley Climo is well-known for her thoroughly researched retellings of the Cinderella tale in the best-selling The Korean Cinderella and The Egyptian Cinderella, both illustrated by Ruth Heller. Ms. Climo lives in Los Altos, CA.
Meet the Author
Shirley Climo's love of folklore began in her childhood and has provided the background for many of her children's books, such as The Korean Cinderella, Magic & Mischief: Tales from Cornwall, A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World, A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World, and Someone Saw a Spider: Spider Facts and Folktales, an NCTE Teacher's Choice and Library of Congress Best Children's Book that was originally inspired by her research for Cobweb Christmas. Mrs. Climo and her husband live in Los Altos, California.
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I purchased this book for my stepdaughter as an alternative to the American version of Cinderella for a project to help her become a better reader. She found it very interesting and was delighted to see the vivid colors that kept her interest so hig she was determined to read the entire story in one night...and she did!
A girl by the name of Pear Blossom loses her mother and later loses her shoe and she gains an awful stepmother and an awful step-sister. Magic animals help her live her new life. But don't worry, the end of the story turns out a lot better than any of her losses. This book shows everyone that no matter how you dress or what you do you can still be the kind, sweet person that you are.