The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella

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Holiday House, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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.

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the illustrations in this Middle Eastern version of the Cinderella tale. I find it interesting the way the story keeps the men's worlds and women's worlds largely separate, intersecting only ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ekelle8 - LibraryThing

I liked this story for a few reasons. The main reason was that “The Golden Sandal” is a spinoff of the famous fairy tale Cinderella. I found it very interesting that someone took Cinderella and ... Read full review


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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.

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