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Hilary Knight's Cinderella by Hilary Knight

Hilary Knight's Cinderella (edition 2001)

by Hilary Knight

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Title:Hilary Knight's Cinderella
Authors:Hilary Knight
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (2001), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
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Tags:folklore, fairy tales, k-3

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Hilary Knight's Cinderella by Hilary Knight



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This retold story of Cinderella follows the classic tale that everyone knows and loves. There is a magical feel to the story the illustrations going hand in hand with the words to the story. In a certain part of the story when the godmother ask for lizards, mice, rat and pumpkin you can find each item in the picture so it makes the child examine the image to understand the text. ( )
  amccann | Sep 25, 2014 |
A very good Cinderella story that is set near the sea. Cinderella's dad becomes lost at sea and her mother dies. Cinderella is made to live in wretched conditions that led her to sleep in the attic. This book is about Cinderella and include a page about the beautiful mother of Cinderella who died within a week of her illness. The father ends ends up being lost at sea. Cinderella was forced to sleep in the attic. Cinderella also had to help the fairy godmother. In this version Cinderella has a very good ending. The prince marries Cinderella, and the stepmother, and stepsisters treat Cinderella very kindly and all live happily ever after. This is much better than the step mother and step sister live in turmoil. ( )
  sabdelaz | Feb 23, 2014 |
Cinderella has always been one of my favorite stories, but I really liked this one. I like how fat and jolly the prince looks, the illustrations are pretty, and I like how Cinderella forgives her stepmother, and two stepsisters in the end of this book. ( )
  ronicadibartolo | Oct 4, 2013 |
for lovers of Hilary Knight's illustrations.
  raizel | Jun 14, 2013 |
I really like the book, especially the illustrations. The begin of the book was great, when they introduced the rather perfect life of Cinderella's family. The people, especially Cinderella is drawn very down-to-earth and could be any girl, just like you and me.
The story teaches the reader two lessons. Firstly, it does not matter if you are rich or poor, your dreams can come true, although one would not expect it.
Secondly, you should treat people the same way as you are treated. In the case of Cinderella's stepsisters we can see that once, everything will fall back on you, either in a bad or a good way. ( )
  bhellmay | Mar 18, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0375814221, Hardcover)

It's hard to make a story as old and oft-told as Cinderella fresh again. Yet Hilary Knight, best known for his Eloise illustrations, manages to apply his unique wit and familiar illustrative style to the fairy tale while retaining the magic of the original story. Cinderella is lovely, of course, and her nasty sisters are pointy-nosed and outrageously vain. But Knight's depiction of Prince Charming provides a happy departure from tradition: he's pudgy and, well, kind of goofy looking. Modern readers will like Cinderella's slightly more brazen ways, too; although still demure, Cinderella steps right out of the kitchen when the prince arrives at her house with the glass slipper. "Let me try," she says, much to her stepmother and sisters' horror. Astute readers will enjoy picking up on subtle details: the tiny fairy godmother hiding under Cinderella's pumpkin-like stool, Cinderella's mother's gravestone in the front yard, and poor, beleaguered Cinderella's chore list next to the invitation to the Prince's ball. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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After being mistreated by her stepfamily, a young girl receives help from her fairy godmother so that she can attend the palace ball.

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