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Cinderella

A Grimm's Fairy Tale

Hardback
March 2013
9780863159480
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    4th March 2013
  • ISBN 9780863159480
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 11.25" x 8.75"
$17.95

When her widowed father remarries, beautiful Cinderella is left to cook and clean for her cruel stepmother and jealous stepsisters. On the day of the King's dance, Cinderella weeps when she is left behind. Hearing her sobs, her friends the birds bring her a glittering gown and silk slippers so she too can go to the dance.

Will Cinderella be recognized? And will the Prince find his true bride?

This beautifully imagined adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale is brought to life with Ulrike Haseloff's soft, colorful illustrations. Several pages have been finished with soft sparkles giving the book a magical feel.

(Ages 4 to 7 years)

“Ulrike Haseloff's soft illustration style perfectly complements this traditional tale, and Cinderella's beautiful ball gown has been given some added sparkle with golden glitter.... This book should provide lots of food for thought and discussion in the classroom where children will be interested to see how the story has been adapted over the years.” —Armadillo 

“The pictures, even to the ship-in-full-sail hairdo on one stepsister, are based on 18th-century patterns and styles, and Cinderella's dress has a satisfying quantity of gold floral glitter. This Germanic Cinderella is simple, direct and rather sweet.” —Kirkus Review 

“The hats Cinderella's sisters wear to the ball could have been worthy of Kate Middleton's wedding. And on two picture of Cinderella's ballgown, golden sparkly bits appear—literary an interesting touch!” —The School Librarian

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in the 1780s in Hanau, near Frankfurt in Hesse. They were among a family of nine children, six of whom survived infancy. During their early childhood, both their father and grandfather died, leaving the children and their mother to struggle in reduced circumstances. During their early twenties, the two brothers began linguistic and philological studies, which would culminate in both Grimm's Law and their collected editions of fairy and folk tales. Their collections of tales became immensely popular, though the brothers' main goal was linguistic research. After running afoul of King Ernest Augustus I, the brothers were fired from their university posts and exiled. However, the next year, the two were invited to Berlin by the King of Prussia, and both settled there. Wilhelm died in 1859; his elder brother Jacob died in 1863.