Sunday, February 16, 2014

Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella

Author:  Paul Fleischman
Illustrator:  Julie Paschkis
Published:  2007
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal is the story of Cinderella from all over the world.  The author has created one Cinderella story by combining the stories from multiple countries.  The illustrator incorporates colorful artwork that represents the culture and folktale from each of the those countries.  We realize that all of these stories have common elements, a girl who is mistreated by her own family and with help is able to attend the ball where the prince falls in love with her.

Each page is full of color.  I shared this book with my students and they were amazed at the beautiful colors and we tried to figure out what all of the pictures surrounding the main picture on each page represented.  We were familiar with the Chinese, Appalachian, and Korean versions of the Cinderella story, but realized we still have a lot more to read!

Check this out from your library!

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