Cinderella

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Aladdin Books, Apr 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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 loses effect won the 1955 Caldecott medal.

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It was a great book, with excellent illustrations. - LibraryThing
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This was a wonderful version of the beloved fairytale of Cinderella. The story is of an abused and overworked step daughter who dreams of going to the princes' ball. However, her step mother and step ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miss_Annie_O - LibraryThing

This classic fairytale of Cinderella had a bit of a twist. The author begins by explaining the young woman's predicament - her kind, widowed father marrying a woman who turned out to be jealous and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Copyright

About the author (1997)

Charles Perrault, January 12, 1628 - May 16, 1703 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. He 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.

Marcia Brown published her first book, Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry, in 2000. She is the host and co-writer of the award-winning Venture Entertainment books-on-tape series Hidden Treasures: A Collector's Guide to Antique & Vintage Jewelry. She is a frequent contributor to the Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry newsletter. An antique and vintage jewelry historian, lecturer, and collector, Brown also provides private consultations for many dealers, mall owners, and collectors.

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