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Cinderella: A Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault

Paperback.

This is the classic tale of the girl who sat amidst the cinders, Cinderella. Through the aid of her fairy godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball to meet her prince and find true love.

Illustrations featuring mix of styles in both clothing and architecture set the story in an imaginary yet vaguely familiar landscape, lit by a dreamlike haze. The smoothly told story...contains the familiar details and a happy ending in which Cinderella forgives her stepfamily.

Loek Koopmans was born in the Netherlands and studied at the academy of the fine arts in Arnhem. He illustrates picture books, writes stories, and is a painter, and in 1993 and 1996 he won the the Dutch Award for best illustrated book." In addition, his work has been featured in the catalog of the Bologna book fair. He is the author and illustrator of several children's books and currently lives with his wife in Zwolle.

"Illustrations featuring mix of styles in both clothing and architecture set the story in an imaginary yet vaguely familiar landscape, lit by a dreamlike haze. The smoothly told story...contains the familiar details and a happy ending in which Cinderella forgives her stepfamily." (The Horn Book Club)

"This satisfying tale never grows old. Koopman's illustrations are jewel-toned and Cinderella herself...is attractive as a person and figure." (Yellow Brick Road)


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