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

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A lot of this story has some similar qualities to Yeh-Shen the Chinese Cinderella. It's a little different than the Disney one that I'm familiar with, but I still enjoyed it and could see elements of Cinderella in it. Also, the artwork in it was kind of fun and unique. 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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