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Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella


  • Beneath its handsome William Morris like cover art, this inspired retelling blends many versions of Cinderella into a single, extraordinary tale.
    –Publishers Weekly
  • Capitalizing on the frequently made assertion that Cinderella is the most widely told folktale on earth, Fleischman and Paschkis have created a pan-cultural, universally pleasing interweaving of variants from 17 distinct cultures.
    –Miriam Lang Budin, School Library Journal
  • Multicultural Cinderella anthologies already fill classroom shelves, but this worthy contribution from Fleischman, known for award-winning children’s books like Seedfolks and Weslandia, cleverly reveals the overlapping elements of the stories by patching 17 versions together to make one cohesive narrative.
    –Rebecca Zerkin, The New York Times
  • So, the transitions from text to text are impeccable, the interracial/intercultural wedding scene is completely charming, and this work seems to hold hope for the revitalization of retold tales inpicture book form.
    –Uma Krishnaswami, Children


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Climo, Shirley. The Irish Cinderlad. HarperCollins, 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0064435772

Climo, Shirley. The Persian Cinderella. HarperCollins, 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0064438537

Craft, K. Y. Cinderella. SeaStar Books, 2000. ISBN-10: 1587170043

Han, Oki S., and Stephanie Plunkett. Kongi and Potgi: A Cinderella Story from Korea. Dial, 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0803715714

Hickox, Rebecca. The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story. Holiday House, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0823413317

Hooks, William H.Moss Gown. Clarion, 1987. ISBN-13: 978-0395547939

Louie, Ai-Ling. Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. Philomel, 1982. ISBN-13: 978-0698113886

McClintock, Barbara. Cinderella. Scholastic, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0439561457

Pollock, Penny. The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella Story. Little, Brown, 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0316713146

San Souci, Robert D. Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella. Simon & Schuster, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-2914692281

Sierra, Judy. Cinderella. Oryx, 1992. ISBN-13: 978-0897747271

Sierra, Judy. The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story. Simon & Schuster, 2000. ISBN-13: 978-0689821882

Wilson, Barbara Ker. Wishbones: A Folk Tale from China. Bradbury, 1993. ISBN-13: 978-1845072544

Whipple , Laura. If the Shoe Fits: Voices from Cinderella. McElderry, 2002. ISBN-13: 978-0689840708