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Ruth Sanderson
Type: eBook
Released: 2002
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 31
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316779652
ISBN-13: 9780316779654
From Publishers Weekly The glitter on the cover foreshadows the glamour in Ruth Sanderson's retelling of Cinderella (when the fairy godmother transforms her, "Cinderella was thrilled").Cinderella Textbook Although based on Charles Perrault's classic tale, this version weaves in elements of the Brothers Grimm: Cinderella forgives her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, but when it's time for her to wed the prince, a flock of vengeful birds pecks the terrible trio, confining them to their house. Even as the heroine tends the fire, readers will see her beauty. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From Ages 4-8. It takes courage to proffer yet another version of Perrault's classic, but Sanderson, as gifted with the turn of a phrase as she is with the stroke of a brush, delivers an exceptionally exquisite rendering. Her luminous oils conjure up a gorgeous eighteenth-century backdrop, characters in elegant dress, and a richly appointed manor house where Cinderella slaves over her stepmother and stepsisters' demands. Just as Sanderson goes to great length to set the stage, so she paints personality and emotion into each of her characters. Children see a Cinderella who grieves for her deceased mother and a father who is caring and generous but ashamed of, and powerless to stop, his daughter's mistreatment. Among elements from the Brothers Grimm that Sanderson integrates into this telling is a white bird, whose songs soothe the sad girl as it flits among the leaves of a hazel tree, grown from a twig watered by Cinderella's tears. The luxuriously detailed costumes, the blooming gardens, and the characters' realistic features provide abundant visual interest to accompany the elegantly crafted text. Ellen MandelCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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