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From School Library Journal

This elegant retelling of the beloved fairy tale follows the story line that Perrault introduced and Disney made so familiar. The gentle text streamlines the story, beginning and ending appropriately with “Once upon a time” and “happily ever after.” The fairy godmother appears on cue, applies her magic touch with specific instructions, and then disappears. The prince is rightfully smitten with Cinderella’s “gentle eyes and sweet smile.” Other than the stepsisters being unable to dance at the wedding due to their sore feet, the story plays out as expected. The dreamlike illustrations and Cinderella’s delicate, childlike face and undeveloped figure provide enough room for many little girls to slip inside. The details hint at Louis XIV’s style and have the requisite storybook castle perched on a mountaintop at the end of a winding road. The compositions support the text beautifully, moving readers along in muted tones of mostly blues, greens, and Cinderella’s brown dress. The closing scene is satisfying as the prince tenderly kisses Cinderella’s cheek against a white background with a pink heart-shaped tree and white doves overhead. There’s always room for a good retelling of this classic tale and this one will be loved.–School Library Journal, January 2013

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According to Thomson’s author’s note, this version of the famous fairy tale is based on Charles Perrault’s telling, which emphasizes “the elegance and luxury of the French court of King Louis XIV.” And we have Perrault to thank for one of the best parts of the story: Cinderella’s glass slippers. Thomson’s retelling is slight, but it has a few nice touches here and there—for instance, the ugly stepsisters’ feet are so sore from trying to wedge into Cinderella’s slipper that they can’t “dance even a jig.” It’s Ceccoli’s art, however, that makes the book; her ethereal illustrations look enchanted, particularly the richly hued nighttime spreads, which practically sparkle. Fans of Cinderella will welcome a new version (because, really, when you love Cinderella, can you ever get enough?), and it’s also a nice indoctrination for newbies. A quibble: Cinderella looks rather somber throughout, but when she marries the prince, can’t she manage a smile? Grades K-3. --Ann Kelley
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1st - 3rd
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions; Reprint edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761461701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761461708
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sarah L. Thomson is the author of Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag, a Nebraska Golden Sower Award finalist; all the Wildlife Conservation Society I Can Read Books, including Amazing Tigers!, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; and What Lincoln Said, written with "admirable simplicity" (ALA Booklist). Sarah lives in Portland, Maine.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My daughter who is in second grade loves reading fairy tales and can never seem to get enough of the same stories. To provide variety I like to get different re-tellings of the same fairy tale and also different editions as she enjoys browsing the illustrations (she is a keen budding artist and enjoys perusing the different artistic interpretations of the same storyline). When she saw this new title at our public library she immediately checked it out.

The story of Cinderella here is based on the version published by Charles Perrault and true to the period in which he lived, the illustrations in this book bring to life the grandeur of the French court of King Louis XIV. The illustrations are gorgeous and both my daughter and I were riveted by the wonderful use of colors as well as the ethereal and innocent beauty of Cinderella as portrayed by the artist.

My complaint here is with the storyline, just as the previous reviewer had mentioned - it is stated at the beginning of the story that Cinderella's father had remarried and that his new wife and two stepdaughters treated Cinderella abominably. Now there is no further mention of Cinderella's father after this which led to my daughter asking me, "What happened to the father? How could he have let his new wife be mean to Cinderella?" Children are not adults, and cannot draw conclusions as easily, so it would have been helpful if this had been dealt with in an appropriate manner and made clear to younger readers - be it that the father had died, was busy with travel, or that he was just a weak man who was terrified of his new wife - a child can't make these connections without some help. Also, the father is missing at the wedding! It is mentioned that the stepmother and stepsisters have been invited but no mention of the father.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on December 11, 2012
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I like to read fairy tales that are a little different then Disney's version. This one had her going a second night and the stepmother and sisters coming to her wedding where they were too mad and feet too sore to even enjoy it, so that was a little different. The illustrations were so beautiful but I found the very young faces of all the characters to be a little odd. Cinderella looks like she is 12 not 16 to 18. My girls did enjoy it and took awhile to look threw the pictures. But nothing spectacular and I am not sure it is one my girls will read more than just the one time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Severian TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 17, 2013
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For those of you unfamiliar with Charles Perrault, his 17th Cent versions of fairy tales have a sort of "real world" level of detail and intricacy to them, adding a lot of depth and substance to the old standard stories. This is not to say that he changes the stories about, but the level of description and characterization seen is superior to that seen in the typical Dora episode.

This telling of Cinderella is not "straight" Perrault, but rather a modernized version of his language by Sarah Thomson. The vocab is dumbed down a bit, and some detail is glossed. In fairness, Perrault is a rather challenging author for toddlers to read or hear, so the changes are not inappropriate. However, it is hard to tell who did what, so I personally would like to see Perrault's name featured more prominently on the cover. But this is a minor point, and Perrault will not be complaining any time soon.

The story is well told and has a few great details. The dialogue between the characters is much more fleshed out, and the evil stepsisters are very entertaining. This is a 25 page children's book, so don't expect Mamet, but adults will probably enjoy having a different account of the story than the usual bland Disney waxwork. Of especial note to feminists and royalty buffs is the way that the Prince takes an active and intelligent role in finding the mysterious beauty, making him seem a somewhat more suitable mate for our heroine as compared to the vacuous Ken doll seen in the Disney story.

The art by Nicoletta Ceccoli really makes the book, frilly ethereal oil painting styled illustrations, huge and page-filling. The intricate settings and beautiful backgrounds add much to the story, and the nature of the characters is subtly portrayed in their appearances.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Psychic Cypher VINE VOICE on January 7, 2013
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My daughter loves this book (along with anything Cinderella). However, it's pretty verbose and overly complicated for her age (3), so it fails to hold her attention for super long. I usually end up just making something (shorter) up for each page. Still, she loves the book, and as she gets older she'll appreciate it all the more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex Honda on December 20, 2012
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I must admit that I enjoy really well illustrated children's books and CINDERELLA by Sarah L. Thomson, with the impeccable drawings of Nicoletta Ceccoli, is fantastic. And I've always loved the story of Cinderella: who wouldn't love a fairy godmother than can make you look great in an instant, give you fantastic shoes that only fit your feet, and provide transportation and admittance to the party of the century?

This retelling of the story is based upon the version by Charles Perrault, but since I've never read or seen any versions other than the Disney version, so I can't really compare.

For those who are unfamiliar of the fairy tale, CINDERELLA is about a young girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. There's a fancy ball that's being thrown by the king and she'd like to go, but since the nasty step family doesn't allow her and keeps her dressed in rags it seems impossible. Enter the fairy godmother who gives Cinderella the chance to experience the ball with one caveat: she must leave by midnight for the magic will wear off. The young waif agrees and is transformed into a stunning beauty. She attends the ball and the handsome prince falls madly in love with her, but she must keep her promise and leaves the ball, when the clock begins to strike midnight, before he can find out who she is.

The illustrations in the book are really nice and they remind me of those Blythe Style dolls from the 70s, which might freak some people out since they're faces are drawn in the Japanese anime style with the ridiculously HUGE eyes.

Anyway, I'm sure any child will enjoy the book and it makes great coffee table book, too, for those interested in illustration and children's art.
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