Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella
Illustrator: Julie Paschkis
A beautiful, mysterious girl appears at the king's ball, wearing a golden sarong . . . a cloak of kingfisher feathers . . . a red kimono. She dances with the headman's son until the first rooster crows, and then she runs away, leaving a dainty glass slipper . . . a golden shoe . . . a straw sandal. With thousands of versions from many cultures, Cinderella is one of the world's best-loved stories. This tapestry-like retelling stitches together elements from many of these versions. Full-color illustrations.
JLG Release: Oct 2007
Awards & Honors
Book Sense Children’s Picks – Winter 2007/2008; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2008, Folktales
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*
8 1/2" x 11"
Level 4.4; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 3.6; Points: 1;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Cultures, Widowers, Orphaned daughters, Stepmothers, Stepsisters, Abuse, Magic, Unfairness, Searching for a bride, Clothes, Shoes, Coaches, Music, Dancing, Escape, Searches, Being hidden, Being found, Marriage, Happiness, Stories,