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This brilliant edition of a timeless story is sure to become the favorite of a generation. Readers young and old will be enchanted by the vision and mastery of Kinuko Y. Craft's luminous paintings, inspired by the lavish artwork of late seventeenth-century France and embellished with extraordinary borders and ornamentation.Rich with radiant color and astonishing detail, heThis brilliant edition of a timeless story is sure to become the favorite of a generation. Readers young and old will be enchanted by the vision and mastery of Kinuko Y. Craft's luminous paintings, inspired by the lavish artwork of late seventeenth-century France and embellished with extraordinary borders and ornamentation.Rich with radiant color and astonishing detail, here is a dream come true for anyone who has ever believed in living happily ever after....

Title : Cinderella
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ISBN : 9781587170058
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 29 Pages
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Cinderella Reviews

  • Morgan
    2019-03-07 12:43

    K.Y. Craft is an angel sent down from the heavens, solely to bring us happiness and art. Her talent is otherworldly; no way an average human could draw something like this or this or this and especially not this

  • ℛ a ℂ ℎ ℯ ℓ ♥️
    2019-03-16 08:42

    Fair warning: This review may have an unpopular opinion.This is a lovely illustrated classic from my childhood. Back then I remember being obsessed with the pictures and the colors. The author did an amazing job capturing all of the intricate details on the clothes and backgrounds to help illustrate the story.This edition sort of reminded me of the movie Ever After. There are many differences but some similarities as well. Cinderella’s father has died after marrying a new wife with two daughters. Cinderella then becomes a servant and is treated poorly. She meets the prince earlier in the story when she helps a bird that is injured. When it comes time for a ball, she wants to go but of course her “family” will not let her go. The bird from earlier shows up and happens to be a fairy godmother and because of Cinderella’s kindness, by helping the godmother when she was a wounded bird, she helps Cinderella go.I am not going to explain any more of the story but say that the main moral I got from it was…Literally. This seems to be a theme with Cinderella stories. Because of Cinderella’s kindness she was rewarded by the fairy godmother. While this is a lovely idea it is not always true. Cinderella is kind throughout the story and never once is rude or impolite. And there is something to be said for that. Sometimes it is better to not say anything when others lash out at us and just show them kindness. On the other side, she may have gone to the ball but she never really stood up for herself. But here is an unpopular idea: Did she really need to? (In this story I mean not in a real life situation). In this day an age many may look at this story and think “She never stood up for herself.” While this is true, sometimes it is BETTER not to. Am I saying it's ok to be abused NO am I saying that it is ok to be treated like crap NO. In those situations in real life, yes a person should stand up for themselves. What I AM saying is sometimes (like in this fairytale), our character and how we react to a situation is more important then showing someone how wrong they are or how they wronged us. Sometimes our character and good attitude is all it takes. Cinderella handled the jealousy and rudeness of her stepsisters with grace. Grace people. At the end she even went as far as to forgive them. Sometimes it’s not about getting even but about letting go of our offences. And that is what she did. She forgave those that hurt her and never treated her like family. That in my opinion, that is amazing. And beautiful.Again, in real life, if someone is being treated like she was in this story, something more legal should be done, like calling the police. But as a fairy tale, the moral of grace and forgiveness, of love and kindness is still a really powerful message. Yes it has pretty dresses and pictures, yes it may look a bit shallow on the surface but underneath all that is something more. One that I learned while rereading this as an adult. Maybe the next time I feel like I was treated unfairly I will take a look at myself and what I can do to make the best of a difficult situation. How I can use my attitude and character and forgive those that have wronged me, instead of pointing the finger. Giving grace to those that have wronged me can not only set them free, but myself as well. After all bitterness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. No thanks. I’ll stick to drinking cream soda…it tastes so much better!

  • Bonnie Ferrante
    2019-03-05 10:05

    The first letter of each text of page is done like an illuminated manuscript. I love the little details such as lizards climbing on the golden reeds.Cinderella’s ball gown is in a whole new category. The dance scene looks as though it is taking place at Versailles. Cinderellas second ball gown is even more stunning than the first. (This version follows the traditional story of two nights.) On the final page, where Cinderella and the Prince pose with his dog, the painting looks like it stepped off a museum wall.On the title page it reads “the text for this book was adapted primarily from the Arthur Rackham Fairy Book and Andrew Lang’s The Blue Fairy Book.” On the first two pages we encounter the words haughty, assigned, chambers, mournful, lame, gallant, noble, distracted, huddled, wandered, humble, and hastily. The vocabulary is as rich as the illustrations.This is the kind of book an older child would read or a parent might share and discuss with their child. If you want your child to experience an authentic Cinderella story, this is the one to choose.This review was the last of A Month of Cinderellas on my blog https://bferrante.wordpress.com/. I barely scratched the surface of what picture books are available. I didn’t even approach the topic of young adults and adult contemporary, fantasy, and science fiction novels based on the Cinderella concept. No matter how independent women become, some version of this story will always exist for little girls to enjoy and imagine.

  • Mary
    2019-03-12 08:58

    I recently discovered the beautiful illustrations of Kinuko Y. Craft. Her art is beautiful, mesmerizing. Upon this discovery, I decided I needed to add her magnificent book illustrations to my collection. There are quite a few. I started with four of the loveliest. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Cupid and Psyche, and Beauty and the Beast. I can't begin to describe how gorgeous each book actually is. I would've loved these as a young girl and probably worn out the pages. So, I'm collecting these books for my granddaughters. While I love the Disney versions of each of these fairytales, make no mistake, you will not find talking mice or Sebastian the cat here. What you will find is sheer delight between the pages. Prepare to be artistically impressed. In fact, I like this telling of Cinderella best. And, I think every little girl in the world would absolutely agree with me. Stunning!

  • Melissa
    2019-02-28 14:03

    2.5This was a very different version of Cinderella though it kept many of the original elements. It was very well written and the story refreshing from so many of the same versions. The illustrations were stunning and the best part of this book.Younger kids will not be able to truly appreciate and understand the story like an older kid. I read it to my daughter after she chose it for one of her reading project and struggled with the harder words. The author also changed words around like when they mention the Prince's ball they then referred to as a gala then an affair then called it a ball throughout the rest of the book. Still a wonderful version though that will be enjoyed by many.

  • Catherine
    2019-03-01 10:00

    The book, Cinderella illustrated by K.V. Craft, shares an adaptation of the traditional story of Cinderella. Cinderella is a cinder girl who cares for her two step sisters graciously after her father’s death. On one magical night, Cinderella is greeted by a fairy that transforms her for the night’s ball at the castle. At the ball, the Prince falls in love with Cinderella. At the stroke of midnight, she disappears, but leaves one glass slipper behind. A truly magical part of this adaption of Cinderella are the illustrations. One each page, the first letter on a page is an intricately detailed illustration. Craft also illustrates large crowds where the reader can see individual faces in the crowd mesmerized by Cinderella’s beauty. These breathtaking illustrations are appropriate for readers ages preschool to 7. I would highly recommend this book to interested readers.

  • Sandra
    2019-03-14 10:56

    A riqueza deste livro está sem dúvida nas ilustrações.Este ilustrador é alguém fora de série.A atenção aos pormenores e às cores utilizadas fazem com que este livro seja uma obra de arte.Só um aparte - a minha mãe passou e curiosa pelo que eu estava tão atenta a ler/ver espreitou e disse "só as imagens já valem a pena"Recomendo MUITO estas edições maravilhosas.

  • Katie F
    2019-03-18 12:39

    This version of Cinderella was written beautifully in old English. The word choice was exquisite. In regards to the plot I think that this version was very interesting because the beginning of the plot (in which the father die and the stepmother begins to care for Cinderella) was very fast paced and within a few pages of the book Cinderella actually met the Prince in the forest prior to the ball. In addition, as compared to many other versions, Cinderella’s dress in this version is not a light blue. “Instantly her threadbare jacket became heavy with gold and jewels, and her coarsely woven petticoat lengthened into a gown of sweeping satin”. The illustration depicted on the following page shows Cinderella in a beaded gold gown, not the traditional light blue sparkly dress associated with Cinderella. Cinderella then lies to the Prince in this version about meeting him prior when he asks her if they have met before. In this version Cinderella makes it home safely before midnight and wants to attend another ball. The second night the fairy godmother provides her with another outfit that was more lavish than the first. It was not until the second night that Cinderella lost her slipper leaving at midnight. After the Prince is in search of the woman who fits the shoe, Cinderella asks to try it on and the Prince recognizes her and allows her to. This is different from many versions in which Cinderella is locked away or not allowed to try on the glass slipper. In the ending Cinderella forgives her sisters and promises to treat them with compassion and kindness. Then her and Prince become known as the kindest rulers the people have known.The illustrations in this book are absolutely phenomenal. At one point there is a wordless two-page picture spread that depicts the fairy god mother changing various items into grand and elegant pieces for Cinderella’s night at the ball. There is another two-page picture spread that shows Cinderella losing one of the glass slippers and the Prince behind her trying to catch up. I truly think the illustrations are absolutely stunning. In terms of classroom application, there are many points in the plot that stray from the traditional Cinderella plot. I think this could be used to teach comparing and contrasting as well as predictions. As a third grade teacher I could see myself prefacing my students that there would be different plot twists in this version and as I read I would pause and allow them to make predictions. For the predictions activity to work a traditional and classic version of Cinderella must first be read to ensure all students know the typical plot. Overall, I really loved this version! The plot was unique and different and the illustrations were amazing! There are so many different classroom activities and applications that can be done with this version. I would suggest this version for third to fifth graders because it is a bit lengthier and the vocabulary is very rich.

  • Ann
    2019-03-27 07:54

    I'll admit that there are so many versions of Cinderella that it must be difficult to devise a new and extra-special retelling. I believe this attempt by Craft is quite good - not great, perhaps - but still very good.The illustrations, as always with Craft's work, are a feast for the eyes. Craft has an incredible eye for color and detail! The two-page spreads left me wanting even more.The story is fairly detailed, though I felt more detail would have been even better. And while Craft gives a sense of a bygone age with her choice of words and her characters' speech, sometimes I found myself tripping over the words (and though I appreciate the eloquent words of the prince, they did feel a little too sappy at times).I think, perhaps, I was hoping for too much from this retelling: I would have liked more on why Cinderella was so kind, and why she put up with her step-family, I would have liked more clarification of why her slippers did not disappear after the stroke of midnight, and certainly I would have liked a better resolution with the step-family than the one presented here. That said, I thought the final page was sweet, the addition of the prince also falling for "the cinder girl" Cinderella a good one, and especially the twist about the bluebird (both in what the bluebird is, and how Craft used this to illustrate how kind Cinderella is).Also, a point of note, this is a very G-rated version. No Grimm whatsoever in this retelling.All in all a very enchanting read, but just know that it doesn't go too far beyond the basic tale.

  • Christine
    2019-03-25 09:41

    This version of Cinderella is adapted from the Wilhelm Grimm German version of Cinderella. In this version there is a small bluebird which Cinderella helps after it becomes wounded in the woods. Later the bluebird returns to Cinderella and turns into the fairy godmother that helps her attend the ball. The illustrations are beautiful in the book. The illustrator, K. Y. Graft, has created a magical and romantic feel through the illustrations. He uses a rich color palette that makes the pages seem to glow with light creating the magical feel. The fairy godmother is shown in a mix of blue, violet and white, which creates a feeling a mysterious blue bird. Cinderella and the Prince are shown with embraces and the light focusing on them in the darkness of the night, creating a building sense of romance. This book is a must read because the illustrations are mesmerizing. I would use this book in K-5th grade classrooms. The story is adapted from one of Germany’s original versions. This would be a nice book to compare with the French version, “Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper,” to develop the growing sense of the motifs that make up the tale type of Cinderella.

  • Tigress (Warrior Elf)
    2019-02-25 10:56

    The illustrations are lovely, and the story is your typical Cinderella. (view spoiler)[Though, I'm not sure what it says about me that I almost prefer the versions where the wicked stepsisters get their eyes pecked out by birds as oppposed to this version, where they're forgiven... (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jacoba
    2019-03-10 13:03

    Cinderlla by K.Y. Craft (2000)Genre: FolkloreFormat: Picture BookPlot summary: Cinderella is tending to a wounded bird in the woods when she meets the prince. Embarrassed by her ragged appearance she returns to her home where she helps her stepsisters prepare for the month of balls held at the palace. The bird returns and she discovers it is her godmother. Her godmother transforms her into a beauty that no one at the ball can resist,Considerations or precautions for readers advisory : No special considerationsSection source used to find the material: BooklistRecommended age: grades 1-3

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-16 12:53

    Lavish retelling! Gorgeous illustrations with 17th/18th Century French flare. That said, not sure how much I would have liked this as a kid--certainly the gowns are gorgeous, but Cinderella and her prince just look a bit too "old" and hard to relate to; the beauty is certainly of another age and not what we tend to think of today. Of course, this is not reason not to expose children to this exquisite style of art. It's just my own personal opinion retrospective of my own young self.

  • Katie
    2019-03-09 13:48

    A gorgeously illustrated version of the classic Cinderella story. It is too wordy for very young children, but I just read parts of each page and mostly point out things in the illustrations. This would be perfect for an older child (like 10) who loves fairy tales because the illustrations are AMAZING.Review from my 3 yr old: "Cinderella. Her shoe fell off."

  • Adams Eagles
    2019-03-13 12:46

    Jayla S10Review: The evil mother made Cinderella do all the chores in the house. The evil mother and evil sisters made Cinderella do all there chore. One day cinderella was waking thore the woods on her way home from the market. Cinderella saw a baby bird with a hurt wing so she picked it up and take it home and took care of it. .The evil mother made Cinderella do all the chores in the house. The evil mother and evil sisters made Cinderella do all there chore. One day cinderella was waking thore the woods on her way home from the market. Cinderella saw a baby bird with a hurt wing so she picked it up and take it home and took care of it. What did not like is that Cinderella had to do everything at the house.what I liked about this book. I think that Cinderella had every right to go to the ball I would recommend this book to 1st through 3rd why I would it has things that those grades would like about the book, because some kids like princesses, kings,dresses, high heels, and whoever believes in fairy tales their dreams will might come true. I liked that Cinderella is kind. When a baby bird was in trouble she save the baby bird.. I liked that the prince and the princess got married.I liked that in the middle the bird turned into the fairy godmother made Cinderella wear a dress, glass slippersI did not like that the evil mother was mean to Cinderella. The evil sisters tour up Cinderella dress I did not like that the evil sister made Cinderella do there hair.I did not like that the evil sister tor up cinderella dress

  • Bethany
    2019-03-06 12:55

    To be honest I picked up this book because I wanted to look at the pretty pictures. I love the art of Kinuko and that's pretty much why I wanted to look at this book. It's the same typical Cinderella story. (view spoiler)[ Aside from the fact the prince and Cindy meet in the woods where she rescues a blue bird which just happens to be the fairy godmother in disguise. And she went to the ball twice, actually interacted with her sisters while she was there and the first night actually made her midnight deadline with no problem. Of course prince still needed to do the kingdom wide search but at least he apologized to her for not recognizing her just because she put on a pretty dress (hide spoiler)] With a few minor changes, some I've seen before, some I haven't. A nice story to read and look at pictures.Recommended: sure if not for the story then for the artBuy/Borrow? How invested are you in building a fairy tale library?

  • VadaK
    2019-03-13 16:06

    This vibrant version of the Cinderella tale is a joy to read. With each turn of the page the reader is met with stunning illustrations and decorative text. The story is familiar but the way it is told feel authentic. This seems more like what the story tellers intended for the characters and the plot. The same basic points of the tale are the same. Young beautiful girl meets a handsome prince and wants to see him again. She has two wicked step sisters that try to keep her from the ball. Then a fairy god mother arrives to save the day. Most of the story continues in much the same way we all remember from our childhood. The ending is a little kinder than I remember from my childhood. There seems to be more forgiveness and joy. This book is appropriate for ages pre-school up to fifth grade.

  • Tiana
    2019-03-23 14:05

    I owned this book as a child, and then I lost it when we packed a bunch of things into storage and it was never to be seen again. That is, until I saw this book at the gift shop at the Seattle Opera. I purchased it a while back when I was at a performance at the opera, and I'm so glad I did!Story wise this version of of Cinderella is so-so, but the illustrations are so rich and beautiful! When I was little I wanted all of Cinderella's ballgowns, as well as her peasant clothes. Looking through this book now is like reliving part of my childhood.The funny part is, I never actually *read* this book when I was little. I just stared at the paintings and the clothes inside. But now that I own it again I finally read it.

  • Noel Gaines
    2019-03-25 08:41

    Fantastic illustrations! I can't believe how beautiful the art work is. There is quite literally isn't a single picture from K.Y. Craft I wouldn't be thrilled to have hanging on my walls.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

  • Jeffrey LeTempt
    2019-03-12 08:01

    This version is all about the art work. Kinuko's illustration make this short book. All my nieces and nephews have the Disney version of this book, but Uncle Jeff will be adding Kinuko's version to there stockings this year. A must have for any budding artist in the family.

  • Amanda Stout
    2019-03-11 10:55

    Beautiful illustrated version of a tale we all know and love.

  • Sarah Fox
    2019-03-02 09:03

    Classic Fairy tale; Beautiful illustrations!

  • Annika Skigen
    2019-03-06 15:49

    Cinderella is a story about a little girl whose father gets remarried to an cruel and wicked women. Her step mom has two daughters who are just as evil. Soon after her father got remarried, he died, leaving Cinderella in the hands of the step mother. Cinderella's step mom and sisters treated her like a servant. She did all the cleaning and cooking for the house. One day Cinderella went into the woods and saw a hurt bird on the side. The kings son saw something in the woods and rode his horse away from his horsemen and went over to Cinderella. Embarrassed of what she looked like, Cinderella would not tell the prince who she was. The prince then through a series of balls, which Cinderella's step sisters attended. Cinderella asks is she can attend the ball and her step sisters laugh. Then the little bird that Cinderella had brought home then turned into her fairy god mother. The fair god mother got her ready for the ball, and with a little bit of magic, Cinderella was off to the ball. No one recognized Cinderella, not even the prince. Cinderella had left a glass slipper behind, and that was all the prince had to find this mysterious girl. Cinderella is a create fantasy book for young children. Little girls all over love the story of Cinderella and the happily ever after. The story takes place in a "far away" kingdom and during medieval times. This is evident passed on the illustrations. The outfits that Cinderella and the other girls that attended the ball are elegant and the outfits the Prince is wearing were very common during this time. This book contains many elements of magic. From the bird turning into the fairy god mother, to the fairy god mother helping Cinderella get ready for the ball, the elements of fantasy run through the entire book.

  • Lindsey Richard
    2019-03-18 09:08

    Reading the most traditional form of this famous story was incredible and should be shared in the classroom. It is also full of color and immaculate paintings. This famous story could be used to tell students that telling the truth is important, and that being nice to everyone is essential.

  • Julia
    2019-02-27 11:08

    I have read numerous Cinderella stories throughout the years and of course the many variations that have been spawned by such an ever-present romance. With each story there is something that is brought new to the table, another element that is added, another special sprinkle that makes the story uniquely its own and a charm that the story can claim for its own. And although this one is more or less beautiful in its rich artwork I find that its story hasn't left me much of an imprint. Although presented in a format that would allow the reader to think the audience is still for children the reader will instead find that it is more suitable for an older audience. The telling is a bit longer than really young children will find preferable and although there are some beautifully rich words that are used they aren't the right words for those same young minds unless you want to keep a dictionary on hand or be trying to explain the meaning of each. What the story does add though is an element that takes away the magical mystery of the original by having the protagonist and her prince meet although informally. Although the prince's words are suggestive Cinderella is too innocent to pick up on the fact while at the same time allowing the event to give the reader a chance to believe the prince fell in love with her for her generous kindness instead of just her looks, which are disproven by the same comment made previously. The newest elements to this story makes the fairy godmother an in-between creature who is more fae than not due to the fact that one good deed led to another instead of an unexplained godmother just appearing to help out a poor dear wench. And the fantasy of the story continues with the flying carriage ride to the castle instead of taking the mortal roads of dust and grime. Otherwise if you take out the rest of the backwards and contradictory mortal element you will find that the illustrations more or less make-up this particular retelling. They are beautiful, brightly rich and very detailed. At times you can only imagine that these are priceless works that have been done by the old artists who captured the last centuries of life with such realistic precision that their subjects are caught forevermore in the day that they were painted.All in all if you are a Cinderella fan or one who likes the fairytales retellings this book may attract to you with at least one reading. Otherwise I would definitely pass on it and go with some more memorable Cinderella variations which have their own particular beauty to them.

  • Abby Stever
    2019-03-19 14:56

    "Cinderella" is a classic fairy tale I grew up knowing. My sisters and I would watch the original Disney movie often. This book could be used in an elementary classroom to demonstrate the importance of character. Cinderella has had a rough life due to her step-mother and step-sisters, however, in the end Cinderella ends up with the Prince. The step-mother and step-sisters were not nice to Cinderella, therefore, they end up receiving what they deserve. The intended audience is young elementary children.

  • Marsha
    2019-03-15 07:40

    Cinderella is one of those heroines post-modern feminists are supposed to despise. She’s a passive, submissive Goody Two-Shoes who suffers without complaint the viciousness, cruelty and disdain of her domineering stepmother and good-for-nothing stepsisters. She gets to a ball by accepting the magical aid of a convenient deus ex machina. She falls in love with the first man who shows an interest in her simply because he’s rich and good looking and agrees to marry him after meeting him just three times. Ah, but is she so terrible, this Cinderella? She’s good, kind, sweet and good natured. Are these character flaws? She’s hard working, dedicated and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Shouldn’t she be applauded for that? She’s helpful and genuinely sympathetic, especially to small animals. Sounds like lots of activists to me.This particular picture book shows Cinderella at her best. She longs to go to ball, not necessarily to have a good time but to escape the cruelty of a home that had grown hateful to her. She doesn’t meet the prince for the first time as an anonymous princess-incognito but as a girl helping a wounded bird. The prince impresses her with his seeming kindness; he wonders if she might be hurt and is charmed by her simplicity and beauty. They actually talk before they meet up again at the ball. It might be love at first sight but at least there’s some basis for it besides good looks and fine clothes.The story is also enhanced by exquisite illustrations of beauty and intricacy of design. Set in 1700s France, the clothing of the royal crowds reflects the extravagant dress of the period and the exterior and interior illustrations are reminiscent of Jean-Antoine Watteau. Even the cover is a feast for the eyes, featuring cloisonné ovals, an ornate titular lettering and the beauteous Cinderella herself, resplendent in antique costume.If you ever wanted to cozy up with your child and read this story while delighting over the pages or simply wish it to fulfill a guilty pleasure, this Cinderella is not to be missed.

  • Jordan Schwab
    2019-03-09 14:55

    This version of Cinderella would be best known as the Disney version/"original" version of Cinderella, not counting the more adult original version that was created by the Grimm brothers. The tale is pretty spot on from what I remember of the "original". There were a few differences, however. Cinderella in this book wears a gold dress versus the traditional blue that we all know and love. The animals that turn into the humans are also a little varied. There was also a point in the book where she asks one of her sisters to borrow a yellow dress which kind of threw me off for a little bit. When I picked up the book I noticed automatically that the illustrations were going to be very sophisticated and I assumed the text was going to match. Once I opened the book I was right. The images are done in oil over watercolor and seem almost renaissance-like. The text is always on its own page until the very end other than the border that the illustrator created for the text. It is in a font that looks more sophisticated and accompanies large pages with a lot of words on them. The images are always surrounded by a white border and are never full-bleed, but are double versus single page spreads every now and then. I think this triggers the memory of what a "traditional" fairy tale should look like. I would not personally have a small child read this book as it could be considered a heavy load, but I would also not hold them back from reading it. There is really no explicit content and the words are rather simple, there are just a lot of them. I would also hesitate to use this when trying to show a class the original sample of a fractured tale line.

  • Ellen Tischendorf
    2019-03-18 08:44

    This book follows the original story of Cinderella. Her mother dies, and her father marries a mean woman with two awful daughters who treat her very poorly. When the prince throws a ball for the whole village, the step mother tells Cinderella she cannot go. That night, a fairy godmother appears and gives her a new dress, glass slippers and a carriage to go to the ball, but at midnight the spell will wear off. Cinderella and the prince dance all night, and as soon as it strikes midnight, she runs home, leaving one shoe behind. The prince then tries to match the shoe to every woman in the village, and eventually finds Cinderella is a match, and they get married. This book is a great classic fairy tale. The illustrations mimic the style of France in the 17th century, when this story would have taken place. The pages are full of are vibrant color and close detail which draws the reader in. The details in the illustrations also help the text tell the story. Each main character is well developed. Cinderella, a round character, changes as the story goes on. At the beginning she was shy and let others control her, but after the prince finds her, she finds new confidence. Overall, I think this is a great story and great book for children. There are many versions of this story out there, including modern-day twists, but this book provides a better background of the time period of the original story.

  • Taylor Ford
    2019-03-25 13:08

    Cinderella is a classic fairy tale story that almost every child knows by heart. In this story, Cinderella lives with her evil step mom and step sisters, and she is ordered to do all the chores as if she were their maid. One day the Prince was having a huge ball, and Cinderella wanted to go more than anything in the world, but her step mother forbid it and gave her many chores to do in the house. Cinderella was doing these chores while her step mom and sisters all attended the ball without her, when suddenly, Cinderella's fairy god mother appeared! She then granted Cinderella's wishes and gave her a beautiful dress, a ride to the ball, and gorgeous glass slippers to wear. Cinderella had to be home at 12 o'clock midnight, or all of the things the fairy god mother gave her would disappear. Cinderella went to the ball, and danced with the Prince, and then she had to leave in a hurry because it was almost midnight. She left behind her glass slipper, which sent the Prince on a hunt to search for his Princess. In this story the painted pictures were exquisite, and added a whole new sense of beauty to the story for me. I believe the author did an amazing job capturing the story in depth, through his pictures. I think they contributed to the story by giving this classic fairy tale a new face and look, rather than the typical Cinderella we are all use to looking at.