Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella
Once upon a time, in Mexico . . . in Ireland . . . in Zimbabwe . . . there lived a girl who worked all day in the rice fields . . . then spent the night by the hearth, sleeping among the cinders.
Her name is Ashpet, Sootface, Cendrillon . . . Cinderella. Her story has been passed down the centuries and across continents. Now Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis craft its many versions into one hymn to the rich variety and the enduring constants of our cultures.
Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is also the author of young adult novels including Whirligig and The Mind's Eye, and middle-grade novels including Bull Run and Seedfolks. He lives with his wife in northern California.
Julie Paschkis is a painter, textile designer, and award winning illustrator and author of books for children.
You can see her love of pattern and folk art in her work. All of her work tells stories. The many children's books she has illustrated include folk tales, poetry and biography. She won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Yellow Elephant.
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
- NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
- NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing,
- Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year,
- IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
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