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Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Paul Fleischman, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)

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Title:Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella
Authors:Paul Fleischman
Other authors:Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2007), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:fiction, folklore, gr. k-3, fantasy, fairy tale, cinderella, multicultural

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Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman (2007)



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I could use this book in second grade as part of a folk literature unit. During the unit, students would do a section on fairytales. In this section, I would read several different versions of the Cinderella story, including this one. I would read these books aloud so students could hear fluent reading and engage in content above grade level. After hearing all the stories, they could work with their elbow partner and construct a Venn Diagram, comparing and contrasting two of the fairytales heard. I could also use this book in fifth grade when learning about the United States, or perhaps for a Language Arts journal entry. I would have the students read this book individually, and ask them to write a reflection on how the book connects to the U.S. population, since we are a melting pot.
  Courtney_Kelley | Apr 1, 2017 |
This book is about the folktale of Cinderella and how it has been adapted by cultures all over the world. This is a good example of folktale because Cinderella has been told orally all around the world and this shows the changes that culture has on the story.
  Khegge15 | Mar 13, 2017 |
Age appropriateness: Primary, Intermediate, Middle school
Review/Critique: In this book the story is told through different cultural perspectives, how a young woman went from being a servant into falling in love with a prince, through magic and her own grace and beauty. Her step mother tries to keep her from doing anything but work in the house and puts her tow daughters before her all the time. Eventually the prince finds her and they get married. This was a good folklore because it offered the same story and perspective through different cultural views, but also because it was passed down from person to person and so on and that is how it was spread around. ( )
  jdehowitt15 | Feb 13, 2017 |
Retelling of Cinderella in through many cultures: from Mexico, Iraq, Korea, Zimbabwe, etc...each culture has a representation of their own "glass slipper" for example: glass slippers (France), lentils thrown in ashes (Germany)—share space with strikingly different ones: Godfather Snake (India), a breadfruit coach (the West Indies).
  KButterfield | Dec 7, 2016 |
Awesome multicultural twist on a classic story. This book tells the story of Cinderella through the eyes of many different countries. Great way to teach students how alike and different the many cultures of the world are. I would definitely recommend using this book in the classroom. ( )
  eel74 | Nov 3, 2016 |
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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.

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

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The author draws from a variety of folk traditions to put together this version of Cinderella, including elements from Mexico, Iran, Korea, Russia, Appalachia, and more.

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