Cinderella

Cinderella

by Marcia Brown, Charles Perrault

Paperback(2ND)

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Overview

A magical adaptation Charles Perrault’s French classic that has been translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown, earning her the Caldecott Medal as well as the love of children everywhere.

Even in rags, Cinderella is a hundred times more beautiful than her cruel stepsisters. And how she wishes to go to the prince’s ball! But her sisters delight in telling her that people would only laugh at her at the palace. Fortunately, Cinderella is blessed with a fairy godmother who can turn pumpkins into golden coaches, lizards into footmen, and rags into riches. At the ball, Cinderella will have the most thrilling night of her life—until the stroke of midnight!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689814747
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 04/01/1997
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 113,072
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children's literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.

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Cinderella 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
megjwal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cinderella by Marcia BrownThis Caldecott book tells the traditional story of Cinderella with very vivid pictures. It shows in true detail the beloved fairy tale. The story shows Cinderella being a servant in her own home. Then the opportunity for her step sisters to go to the ball and she gets left at home. Then the fairy godmother comes to make things right. Cinderella goes to the ball and dances with the prince and has to hurry home to try to make it by might night. Cinderella loses her glass slipper. The duke then comes to try the shoe on every maiden in the land. Cinderella get to try on the slipper just in time for the duke to put it on her foot. She is found to be the one the prince loves.I love fairy tales. It is so romantic and comforting to read a story that turns our good for those who do what is right. This story is always relaxing for my imagination.I would use this story with Pre-K to Second graders. I would discuss the magical aspects of the story with them. I would ask the students what they would want to happen if they could pick one magical thing. I would have them create this by making a drawing or painting and help them write a short story about their picture.
Strodebl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute love story about a girl with a big heart.
MeghanOsborne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:"Cinderella" is the classic tale of a young girl with the nickname "Cinderella" who has a wicked stepmother and two wicked stepsisters. Cinderella is very kind and hardworking, but is constantly taunted by her stepsisters for being treated as a servant to the household. One day, the king decides he wants to find his son a wife, and holds a ball for all the young girls in the land. Cinderella is very sad she cannot go, until suddenly, a fairy godmother appears to come to her rescue! All of her things are magically turned beautiful, but the godmother warns that the magic will disappear at midnight an Cinderella will be left to walk home in her rags. She and the prince meet the first night, and then again the second night. Upon leaving hurriedly the second night, Cinderella accidentally leaves behind her glass slipper. The prince has his servant let every woman in the land try on the slipper to see if it will fit, but no one fits into it until Cinderella tries it on. She and the prince get married shortly thereafter, and live happily ever after.My Personal Reaction:This classical tale is one of my all-time favorites, and I love the idea that kind, hard-working people get what they deserve in the end. However, many of the characters are extremely narrow and are either wholly good or wholly bad.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. The teacher could hide the pictures from the students and have them draw what they imagined Cinderella's "horse and carriage" looked like.2. With intermediate grades, the teacher could read this book aloud, then read a modern fantasy aloud. The teacher could then have students compare and contrast these two types of literature in a Venn diagram.
Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best translation for storytelling.The words flow and there are no unnecessary details. If you buy just one, buy this version.
Varousi More than 1 year ago
Great translation
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dreaming world
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marcia Brown does not stray far from the classic story of the abused stepdaughter, the evil stepmother and stepsisters, the loving fairy godmother, and the handsome prince. This version is especially good for reading aloud.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marcia Brown was a high school teacher for three years in New York. She had wanted to be a doctor but coming from a family financially unable to send her to medical school she instead became a teacher. After three years of teaching she quit to pursue her dream of writing and illustrating children¿s books. She became the first person ever to have won the Caldecott three times. One of these medals was for her translation of Cinderella in 1954. She won the 1955 Caldecott for her translation and illustration of this book. This book is considered traditional literature. The first page gives it away it has the traditional first line ¿Once upon a time¿. It goes without saying that this is a wonderful book. After all it is a classic. This is the story of how a hard working and mistreated young girl meets her Fairy God Mother. Her Fairy God Mother helps her to realize her dreams. Will everything work out the way it is suppose to? Only reading will tell. Brown, Marcia. Cinderella. New York: Scribner Press, 1954. Reading Level 5.1
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cinderella offers a compelling insight into the belief systems that, I can proudly say, are now being put to the test in modern academia: one of the Midwest¿s finest universities in Milwaukee, Marquette University. Although supposedly written for children, this book was obviously intended for a more mature audience that could read more deeply into the texts to derive it's full meaning. If your children possess this book, I urge you to spare them the hardship of reading it now, and save it for 15 years later, when they are capable of understanding the complex nature of this literary masterpiece. I guess the only word I can use to describe this book, as I sit here staring at it in the Marquette University library, is 'wow'. Thank you, and I hope I have inspired others to drop their 'Shakespeare' and 'Homer' books, and read a real challenging literary masterpiece like Cinderella, as has been demanded by my school for our Freshman English curriculum.