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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
Collections:Your library
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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This was a great story! I took me quite a while to catch on to the fact that it was pieces of different cultures versions of the story merged into one. It is very neat to be able to compare differences of this story in one book.
I would have students fill in a map, locating the different countries that were noted i this book, and then have them draw a part of the story from that country near it on the map. ( )
  MareeTos | Feb 2, 2016 |
This is a clever way to interpret the ancient Cinderella story and show how it is both the same and different across many different cultures. The story is a familiar one to many people in Western cultures, but we may only know one version of it. This book helps the reader to understand how stories can be passed on through time, told and retold, and how they can change according to who is telling the story.

Curricular connections: would be perfect for a unit that compared different traditional tales across cultures, or a unit on focusing on storytelling, including the traditions of oral stories. ( )
  linnea_simon | Jan 28, 2016 |
This is another take of Cinderella. In this version the author puts all of the different versions together from around the world. The story moves from Mexico to Korea to Iraq to India to Ireland. Other countries are also represented such as Zimbabwe, Germany, Appalachia, Laos, Russia, Indonesia, China, Japan, France, the West Indies, and Poland. I love how all the stories intertwined so smoothly. ( )
  glguerra | Dec 1, 2015 |
I really liked this book. I liked this book for two reasons, the illustrations on each page and the vocabulary and language. i love the illustrations. I enjoyed them so much because each page was very different from each other. Each page represented a different culture and that's cultures version of Cinderella. Each page design is unique to the culture it is representing. Also the illustration change depending on what version of Cinderella is being told. I also liked the language. The language on each page is also unique to the different cultures. For example, when the setting was in Iran the fairy gave her figs and apricots but when the setting was India the fairy was a God father snake and gave her rice. The main message of the story is that stories have different points of view depending on the culture and setting. ( )
  Rosalindd | Nov 9, 2015 |
A traditional cinderella story told from other world cultures. This book puts you into the perspective of other cultures and tells the story of cinderella. Teaches children about other cultures while explaining a story that many of them have heard over the years growing up. Expanding a child's mind with knowledge of other cultures is important because it helps them to see what it is like outside of their own environment. ( )
  amartino1208 | May 1, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 080507953X, Hardcover)

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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