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Subject: looking for Cinderella stories
Date Posted: 9/21/2007 10:31 PM ET
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I'm looking for all kinds of cinderella stories we are gathering them to compair all the similarities and differerences I have all kinds of versions from around the world on my wish list if you have any intresting ones on your shelf let me know. they aren't always titled cinderella so it's hard to search for them.

 

thanks

angel

Date Posted: 9/21/2007 11:58 PM ET
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I did a study of Cinderella Variations a few years ago.  Check these links for more titles.  You might want to note that many of the variations are more humorous and fall under the category of "fracturing" of the fairy tale.  Cinder edna and Sidney Rellis and the Glass Sneaker are two such books.

Are you aware of Princess Furball by Charlotte Huck and Abelita by Tomie dePaola? The Rough Faced Girl by Rafe Martin.                    There are lots more.  PM me if you want more titles.

 

http://avatar.lib.usm.edu/~degrum/cinderelladatabase.html

http://salem.k12.va.us/south/cinderella/links.htm

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 2:11 AM ET
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I have copies of Princess furball and the rough faced girl Thanks for the great book list it's just what i was needing now just to hunt down all those books.

 

angel

Date Posted: 9/24/2007 12:30 PM ET
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We read this book when studying Ancient Egypt:

The Egyptian Cinderella (Paperback)
by Shirley Climo (Author), Ruth Heller (Illustrator)

Date Posted: 9/27/2007 8:04 PM ET
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I was going to mention The Egyptian Cinderella, too.  (Julie and I use the same curriculum for homeschooling...)

There's also Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.  And I heard about, but have never read, Cinder Ellis, also by Gail Carson Levine, which has a male main character.

I found this link http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/cinderella.html when I googled "Cinderella stories."  You might find something useful there.

Happy hunting and reading!

~Jori

ETA:  Oh!  I forgot Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters.



Last Edited on: 9/27/07 8:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/28/2007 1:41 AM ET
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I'm collecting them slowly most are on my wish list and our very small library has almost none of them. I may have to resort to the used book store for some of them that i'm not even close to getting. I'm sure we are going to have a great time reading all of these when I get them.

 

thanks for the help

angel

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 6:27 PM ET
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There's The Chinese Cinderella- a true Cinderella-like story about an unwanted younger daughter.  A very interesting book. 

I'm sure there's thousands more I just can't think of right now...  

I'll let you know if I think of any more!