In mellifluous prose and majestic illustrations, these collaborators present an inventive twist on the classic tale. Ages 4-8.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations. Climo has woven this ancient tale, a mixture of fact and myth, with clarity and eloquence. The beauty of the language is set off to perfection by Heller's arresting full-color illustrations. The story of Rhodopis, a Greek slave girl in ancient Egypt, is an interesting variant of the traditional Cinderella legend. Because of her rosy complexion and fair hair, Rhodopis is scorned and teased by the Egyptian servant girls who work for her kind but disinterested master. Rhodopis' happy fate, becoming the wife of Pharaoh Amasis (570-526 ..), is accomplished through the intercession of the great falcon, symbol of the god Horus. When the majestic bird deposits one of Rhodopis' rosy-gold slippers, a gift from her master, in the lap of the Pharaoh, he determines this to be a signal from the gods to marry the maiden whose foot it fits. Powerful visual presentations reminiscent of the figures on Egyptian frieze paintings and carvings, colorful birds and animals that pulse with life, and information about Egyptian mythology and civilization are subtly interwoven into the traditional folktale. This will certainly be a winner for story hours, as well as a useful resource for the study of Cinderella through the ages and throughout the world. --Martha Rosen, Edgewood Sch . , Scarsdale, NY
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The kids loved it. It provides a continuity between two cultures.Published 1 month ago by maissa sanders
Purchased these for my Cinderella unit. My students loved the book. Great for 2nd grade's multicultural standard.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
There are so many adaptations of the Cinderella story and this one is wonderful. I love the Egyptian flavor and the bits of history mingled into the story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Ervin
Inaccurate portrayal of the Egyptians, none looked like the cover of this book. Agenda based mythos.Published 5 months ago by J Anderson
Great resource for my Cinderella compare n contrast with my 2nd gradersPublished 5 months ago by Sonia Rios