Cinderella: Marcia Brown's illustrated translation of Perrault's tale in which Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper in her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic goes away.
Marcia Brown’s illustrated translation of Perrault’s tale in which Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper in her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother’s magic goes away. The book takes place in France, in a palace similar to other Cinderella stories.
This book won the 1955 Caldecott medal.
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About the Author
Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children’s literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California. Brown is also the author of Stone Soup, another award winning classic book.
Reviews From Amazon
Great translation of the story with beautiful graphics! I enjoy this version more so than the Disney version, it was a must add for my daughter’s collection! – Sara
One of the most exquisitely illustrated versions of one of the beautiful fairy tales ever written! – Dorothy
Purchased for my classroom. Children loved the books. They were at a level east for all students to read and enjoy. – Valerie P.
This is my favorite version of the story of Cinderella. I can see most definitely why this book was the Caldecott Award. It was well deserved. The story of Cinderella by Marcia Brown is pure and sweet. It has lovely illustrations. Whenever I was in the world of education as a school librarian and did a Cinderella unit, I always tried to start with this version so the children would see the ‘real’ story first before we went into the different versions. Quite often, this one was their favorite. I prefer this one to any of the goofier versions that are entertaining but not the true story. Cinderella by Marcia Brown is just a classic and belongs in every elementary school library collection or classroom collection. It is definitely the ‘one’. – E. Ervin