Cinderella Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales


Think there’s just one fairy tale with an overworked girl and wicked stepsisters? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Cinderella stories. Visit Canada, China, Egypt, and France, and find out whose “glass slippers” are made of red silk, and whose “fairy godmother” is a fish.

Cari Meister has written more than a hundred books for children, including the "Tiny" series (Penguin) and the "Meet the Monsters" series (Stone Arch Books). She has received many awards for her books. Most recently, "Airplane Adventure" (Stone Arch Books), was named to "Parents" magazine Best Books for 2010. Cari has been fascinated by the night sky ever since she can remember. Her love of space and stars led her to Space Camp when she was growing up. Today, Cari lives in the mountains of Colorado, with her husband, four boys, two horses and one dog.

Eva Montanari, Valentina Belloni, Polona Kosec, Carolina Farías

National Council for the Social Studies & the Children’s Book Council

2015 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People: January 1, 2015

2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Honorable Mention: June 1, 2015

School Library Connection - Rich Parker, Media Specialist, Fox Chapel Elementary School, Germantown, Maryland

"STARRED REVIEW! A falcon swoops down and steals a ruby slipper from the banks of the Nile; a beautiful young girl lies in a coffin hanging from a tree. Sound familiar? Probably not, and, that’s the fun of these volumes, each presenting multicultural variations of stories we all know. . . .Illustrations capture beautifully the particular cultural ambience of each tale. . . .My second grade team has already deemed these books an indispensable addition for a curriculum that asks students to study folktale variations. Highly Recommended." - School Library Connection

September 1, 2015


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