The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella

Front Cover
Holiday House, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
44 Reviews
Maha's jealous stepmother makes her do all the housework while her selfish stepsister lazes about. There is no one to help or comfort her since Maha's father is away fishing. All that begins to change when Maha finds a magical red fish.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Beautiful illustrations by Will Hillenbrand. - LibraryThing
The illustrations in the story were beautiful. - LibraryThing
The ending is different in each book. - LibraryThing

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - SMLawrence - LibraryThing

This is a Middle Eastern approach of the classic story of Cinderella. Maha is a young beautiful girl whose father is a fisherman. But, in this book, instead of a fairy godmother, Maha has a fish who ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

i have to do this book for class as story telling for THE SCHOOL!!!!!


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

1 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Rebecca Hickox is the author of Zorro and Quwi: Tales of a Trickster Guinea Pig, illustrated by Kim Howard, which Kirkus Reviews calls "delightful," in a pointer review, Per and the Dala Horse, illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists selection, and Matreshka, illustrated by Alexi Natchev, which Booklist praises as "cleverly told." A high school librarian, Rebecca Hickox lives in Salem, Oregon, with her daughter, Rebecca.

Will Hillenbrand illustrated The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: A Story from the Arabian Nights, retold by Eric A. Kimmel, of which Publishers Weekly writes, "Hillenbrand brings to the tale a light heartedness that should woo readers," and Wicked Jack, by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, the winner of the 1996 Irma S. and James H. Black Book Award given by the Bank Street College of Education. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio, with his wife, Jane, and their son, Ian.

Bibliographic information