Cinderella

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Creative Company, Sep 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Italian artist Roberto Innocenti's elegantly rendered illustrations breathe fresh air into this age-old tale of the girl who rises from the depths of sadness and misfortune to become the belle of the ball, surprising those who mistakenly think they know her.

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It has great illustrations and very detailed drawings. - Goodreads
The illustrations were nice antique looking. - Goodreads
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This version of Cinderella by Charles Perrault would be a fantastic book to read as a read aloud in a 5th grade classroom. While the language may be construed as a bit complex, this offers teachers an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Metts - Goodreads

Cinderella is a great family story. It has great illustrations and very detailed drawings. I have enjoyed this book for many years. Cinderella falls victim to the nasty behavior of her stepmother and ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Charles Perrault was born in Paris on January 12, 1628. He was the son of an upper-class burgeois family and attended the best schools, becoming a lawyer in 1651. After being a lawyer for some time, he was appointed chief clerk in the king's building, superintendent's office in 1664. While there, he induced Colbert to establish a fund called Liste des Bienfaits du Roi, to give pensions to writers and savants not only in France but in Europe. He took part in the creation of the Academy of Sciences as well as the restoration of the Academy of Painting. When the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres was founded by Colbert in 1663, Perrault was made secretary for life. Having written but a few popular poems, he was elected to the French Academy in 1671, and on the day of his inauguration he invited the public to be admitted to the meeting, a privilege that has ever since been continued. Perrault laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). His stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (for example, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. He also wrote Parallèles des Anciens et des Modernes (the Parallels between the Ancients and the Moderns), from 1688 to 1697, which compared the authors of antiquity unfavorably to more modern writers, and caused a debate that lasted for years. Charles Perrault died on May 16, 1703.

Italian Roberto Innocenti taught himself the craft of illustration as a young man and has since become one of the world's most recognizable children's book illustrators. His work has garnered wide critical acclaim and such honors as the Bratislava Golden Apple Award and a 2004 nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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