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The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella…

The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story (Paws IV Children's…

by Mindy Dwyer

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Salmon Princess is an adaption of the cinderella story, based in Alaska. The details and imagery reflect Alaska's landscape. The fairy godmother becomes an eagle spirit, and the glass slipper is a fishing boot. The colorful artwork, similarities to our own ecosystems, and the references to text-to-text connections give this book several different uses in my classroom.
  kconnolly14 | Dec 8, 2015 |
The traditional tales of Cinderella tend to have the same story line among the various versions of this traditional folktale. However, this Alaskan version of the Cinderella story is one to remember because it uses different characters and story line. I really liked this book because of the plot. Instead of using two evil step sisters, the author decided to use step brothers in order to enhance the quality of the story. If the author used two step sisters instead of brothers, the story would not make much sense because the story line consists occupations of fishermen (which tend to be men). I really liked how the author decided to use an Eagle in the replacement of the fairy god mother because it only makes sense to use an Eagle when the setting takes place in a "fishy" area. The story line is humorous and relate-able to the original Cinderella story which will be a good book to present that is considered a piece of traditional literature. The purpose of this story was to present to the reader a different version of Cinderella and why the name Cinderella came to be. According to this version of Cinderella, Cinderella's "real name" is Cinder. The purpose of this story is to tell young readers that anything is possible as long as you dream and strive for it. ( )
  bigkristin | Dec 4, 2014 |
This is a clever and beautifully illustrated Alaskan version of Cinderella. ( )
  jverke | Mar 9, 2013 |
Alaskan rendition of the traditional tale of Cinderella. Nice twist with artifacts, folklore, and information about the Alaskan salmon industry. ( )
  JanetB2 | Jul 28, 2012 |
The salmon princess was actually a folk tale that I used when we were studying salmon this fall. This book is a spin off of the Cinderella fairy tale, but with Alaska as the setting and instead of having to clean the house and do chores, she must clean fish. I think this would be a great story to use with students when studying either salmon or a Cinderella unit. It is a much more contemporary and realistic version
  sprunger12 | Apr 8, 2008 |
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Loosely based on "Cinderella," this story is set in Alaska, the fairy godmother is an eagle, and the hero, the son of a cannery owner, finds his true love through her Sitka slipper, a heavy rubber boot she left at the Silver Salmon Festival.

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